Hosted by: Battered Women's Justice Project
Research has shown that 7.5 million adults are stalked in one year in the United States, yet stalking is a crime that is often misunderstood, minimized, or misses entirely. While stalking remains an underreported crime, when it is reported, stalking charges are rarely filed even when all the elements of the crime are present. Part I of this webinar series will explore the importance of recognizing the intersection of stalking in intimate partner violence cases and the various technologies being used to track and monitor victims. It is important that law enforcement and prosecutors recognize stalking behaviors as threatening, criminal behaviors that often play out in intimate partner violence cases. This recognition can lead to better charges filed, enhanced criminal penalties, the allowance of evidence that would otherwise be non-admissable, and help protect the victim from a potentially lethal encounter. As a result of this webinar, participants will have a better understanding of stalking and the intersection with intimate partner violence cases, including various technologies used.