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If you are a victim of a stalker, or suspect that you or others that you know might be, then Antidote For A Stalker, written by a veteran homicide/predator crimes detective who has been involved with investigating stalkers and training victim advocates, educators and law enforcement since June of 1991, should give you the means, not only to assist in your protection, as well as become an active participant in the prosecution of your stalker..
Through the pages of Antidote For A Stalker, Proctor has developed a stalking guide allowing the reader to easily grasp the elements found in the phenomenon of stalking in its entirety. He does this by discussing the following topics:
Det. Proctor uses a series of examples taken from actual cases he has worked and consulted on to better illustrate the points he is making. With his wealth of experience, Detective Proctor offers keen insights into the twisted mindset of the stalker.
Reviews of "ANTIDOTE FOR A STALKER":
The first comment/review: “ Mike Proctor, former detective and one of the world’s foremost specialists on both the subject of stalking and investigative procedures for addressing stalking cases provides invaluable insight into the subject in his latest book Antidote For A Stalker. I have used his previous book How to Stop a Stalker for several years as required reading in my Family Violence classes. Students in these classes plan to enter careers in law enforcement, child protective service, victim services, family protective services, and psychology. The book has opened many of the student’s eyes to the world of stalking around them and has prepared them to recognize stalking and how to address stalking situations. I have encouraged the students to retain the book and use it as a valuable resource during their careers. As an academician I strongly recommend that any faculty member teaching a course in family violence or a related subject require Antidote For A Stalker as mandatory reading. Antidote For a Stalker expands on How to Stop a Stalker, Mike Proctor’s premier book on the subject, and adds new and valuable information. Among other things the author brings both understanding and investigation up-to-date as new and more dangerous electronic stalking techniques have become available to stalkers. Readers come to appreciate just how cleaver and persistent stalkers can be. Based on his vast experience the author develops a typology of stalkers that the lay person can easily use to classify the types of stalkers and then how to combat and address each type of stalker. The eyes of readers are quickly opened as they suddenly recognize stalking scenarios presently going on in their own lives or the lives of acquaintances. And, they come to appreciate just how dangerous these situations can be if they are not properly and vigorously addressed by law enforcement. I also strongly recommend that the book be required reading for law enforcement field supervisors and detectives and that they should have a copy readily available as a reference guide for when they encounter stalking situations. Stalking can be very subtle and when victims report stalking incidents it is too easy to dismiss them or give poor advice to the complainant. Lack of attention or poor advice could result in serious harm or death. Stalking cases must be taken seriously and carefully investigated in order to make a case that will stand up to scrutiny in court. The book provides detailed information on how to systematically investigate a stalking case and prepare a solid case for prosecution. And, too, it provides detailed advice on how law enforcement personnel and others can advise stalking victims on how to protect themselves from a stalker. The book helps the reader to understand how stalkers become totally obsessed in destroying the lives of their victims—including their jobs and social relationships. An important lesson learned from reading the book is that dedicated stalkers, and there are many, do not go away and they do not give up. The myriad of techniques stalkers use to make life unbearable are discussed as well as how to counter the stalker. And, again, the danger the stalker presents to the victim and others is emphasized over and over. The book is based on Mike Proctor’s vast experience and his intensive research of the subject. As he has lectured and trained others about stalking, he has also listened to what individuals have to tell him about their experiences—both as victims and investigators. The author’s willingness to listen and to learn from others experiences has served to enhance the quality and value of Antidote For A Stalker.” Raymond Teske Jr., PhD, Professor of Criminology for Sam Houston University, Huntsville Texas. Dr. Teske is also an expert in death penalty cases as well as being a sworn police officer and strong victim’s rights activist.
The next review: “Mike Proctor’s Antidote For A Stalker is as good a primer on stalking and criminal threats as one can find. Mr. Proctor is a street savvy detective who combines a wealth of practical experience with a profound ability to educate. I highly recommend this book to anyone working in or interested in the world of stalking and criminal threats.” William W. Hodgman, The Assistant District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles. Hodgman has been in charge of numerous very high profile cases in Los Angeles County, followed throughout the world’s media. He regularly lectures on how best to handle these types of tricky scenarios.
The next review: “Stalking or following behavior happens every day in this as well as other countries, in different ways, and by all types of people. For Victims, stalking cases can by like Alice in Wonderland falling through the looking glass. Nothing is as it seems: up is down and black is white. Your instincts tell you to do one thing—which is likely, the exact opposite of what you should do. The wrong reactions to being stalked cannot only cause the stalker’s behavior to escalate, but increase your chances of being hurt, or worse.” “ I have known Detective Mike Proctor for more than twenty years, and I can tell you Mike is the real deal when it comes to stalking. For many years (most of his career), Mike has worked actual cases with real stalkers. He knows how and why people stalk, how their behavior evolves, what recommendations to make to victims, and most importantly how to stop this type of behavior. Whether you are an investigator, a prosecutor, a threat assessor, or the victim of a stalker, you should consider this book. It will become a personal primer and guide, written by one of the country’s (world’s) premier experts in the field. If like Alice, you are going to walk through the looking glass into the world of the stalker, don’t do it without Detective Mike Proctor at your side.”
Mary Ellen O’Toole, PhD, FBI Special Agent-Profiler, Behavioral Analysis Unit (Retired), Author: Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Feelings Betray Us. Dr. O’Toole is also an expert in the dynamics of the school shooter, and wrote the behavioral profile on the Unabomber, Ted Kacznski case. (Dr. O’Toole’s opinions are hers, and do not represent the opinions of the FBI.)
The next review: “This book fills a significant gap in the literature dealing with stalking. It provides valuable background into stalking behaviour and practical means for victims of stalking to deal with it. The extensive experience of the writer shines through and offers much needed help for people unfortunate enough to appear on the stalker’s radar.”Dr. Sam Middlemis, Reader in Law, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.
The next review: “Det. Proctor describes both the similarities and the differences among U.S. and international laws. He explains how the growing plague of stalking is impacting victims worldwide. He utilizes examples and case studies to enhance his message. This book is an asset to everyone—from the layperson, victim advocate, those in criminal justice, educators, as well as those in my profession—brilliant!” Casey Comstock, PhD,
LMHC, Roger Williams University (psychology adjunct), Clinic Director (outpatient behavioral health clinic). ( Besides being an administrator and teaching, Dr. Comstock has also provided court ordered counseling and evaluations of stalkers.)
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