Stalking is a growing concern throughout the world, not just in North America. More and more countries like the United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan are experiencing an upsurge of stalking throughout their communities. College campuses have become a breeding ground for the stalker. Workplace violence oftentimes revolves around a stalking scenario that has either evolved within the confines of the workplace, or enters into the workplace from a stalking that was initiated away from that workplace. Awareness, stricter laws, and a more focused multi-disciplinary law enforcement approach are the keys to defeating this dangerous problem.
Author of "Antidote For a Stalker", Det. Mike Proctor has written an easy to understand 493 page guide designed to assist stalking victims, victim advocates, law enforcement, educators (his books are used as a primary or supplemental text in some universities), and those who would like to better understand the psychic of a stalker and why he or she applies their form of terror among us. He explains, Stalking History and Stalking Definitions, breaks down stalking laws both in the United States, Canada, the U.K., as well as many other countries in the European Union. His text coves the types of stalkers one might encounter, many of the mental disorders they may exhibit, along with he refers to as the stalker's bag of tricks—surveillance, harassment, cyberstalking, cyberbulling, identity theft, etc. The book also gives the reader a step by step process to follow if you are in fact being stalked. This includes safety procedures. He talks about workplace violence stalking giving the reader the necessary tools to handle this type of predation. Lastly, he outlines a stalking protocol for law enforcement to better assist them in the prosecution of any stalker they encounter.
A thirty-three year veteran of the Westminster Police Department, Detective Proctor is a recognized expert and pioneer in the investigation and threat assessment of stalkers. He has worked and consulted on numerous stalking cases both in the United States and abroad. In 2003 he received the Defender of Justice Award from a member of the California legislation on his continued work in the area of stalking, and in 2011 was appointed to the National Stalking Academy sponsored by the Home Secretaries Office, in the United Kingdom. He has assisted states in changing their stalking laws as well as helped countries in the development of their legislation. He regularly teaches and conducts training seminars both in the United States and most recently abroad. He is regularly called upon by media to consult on projects along with conducting interviews for radio, television and the print media. For more on his background go to the Experience section of this website.
The crime of stalking is increasing throughout the world. In the United States alone, it is estimated that 3.5 million plus people become the victim of a stalker annually. The United Kingdom as well as the rest of the European Union have begun a strict campaign to eliminate the ever increasing threat of stalking. It has become increasingly important for law enforcement, victim advocates, educators, and the public in general to become more aware of the phenomenon of stalking.
If you are a victim of a stalker or suspect that you might be, this book will give you the means, not only to assist in your protection, but hopefully to assist law enforcement in putting the stalker behind bars. Veteran detective Mike Proctor, who has investigated and consulted on over 150 stalking cases (all of which have been successfully prosecuted), has written this essential survival guide for anyone who becomes the target of one of these predators. He teaches you: how to identify a stalker, how and why they stalk, what to do if you are being stalked, how to collect evidence, and how to get the criminal justice system on your side.
And is frequently quoted in the press. Additionally he has written for the "Journal of California Law Enforcement" and provides training seminars for colleges as well as law enforcement agencies on how to deal with the menace of stalking.
*With L.A. County Head Deputy District Attorney William W. Hodgman of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Target Crimes Division. Deputy District Attorney Hodgman is also an Internationally known consultant and lecturer on the topic of the case management of high profile media prosecutions.
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