This paper investigates the phenomenon stalking, this done with a focus on the actual stalker rather than the victim. Through four themes, the paper seeks to uncover not only what defines a stalker, but also what makes them what they are. The first theme defines what stalking is. In this theme there will be different definitions of the concept of stalking, along with different typologies of stalkers, stalking as a criminal act and the different stages of a stalking process will be defined. The second theme focuses on gender roles and seeks to uncover the reason why the vast majority of recorded stalkers are men. The third theme has its focus on cyber-stalking in order to answer whether or not the recent technological advances have made stalking of other people easier. The fourth and final theme investigates young people’s different use of the term stalking along with their tendencies to idolize and follow celebrities. Along the themes the paper discusses whether becoming a stalker is determined by personality or specific situations, along with whether stalking is a socially constructed phenomenon or not. In conclusion the study found that both the personality traits of the person and different situations in their life play a defining role in the making of a stalker.
|Uddannelser||Psykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||18 dec. 2015|