Stalking affects 6.6 million people in the United States each year and every day, in courtrooms throughout the country, stalking victims recount the fear and distress they have experienced as a result of this crime. Stalkers create and exploit vulnerabilities in their victims, relying on technology and manipulation of the justice system to conceal their crimes and cast doubt on their victim’s credibility. This webinar gives an overview of stalking and the modern technology stalkers use. It discusses investigation and prosecution strategies as well as interviewing techniques designed to maximize victim participation and safety. It also addresses the correlation between stalking and other forms of violence and examines the role of stalking in assessing lethality. The presentation emphasizes the importance of using a collaborative approach between law enforcement, victim advocates and prosecutors to assist victims and hold offenders accountable.
This webinar recording should qualify prosecutors for 1.5 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credits. Prosecutors are encouraged to contact their state bar association in reference to application requirements and related fees.