Although behaviors that we today identify as stalking have occurred throughout history, the recognition and systematic inves- tigation of stalking are quite recent. Italy’s antistalking law is fairly new, and factors such as cultural myths, stereotypical beliefs, and definitional ambiguities continue to cause problems in the inter- pretation and recognition of stalking among the general public. This study examined perceptions and attitudes of 2 groups of Italian criminology students at 2 different times, before and after the implementation of Italy’s 2009 antistalking law. The Stalking Attitudes Questionnaire (McKeon, Ogloff, & Mullen, 2009) was administered to samples in 2007 and 2010. Results revealed sig- nificant changes in some beliefs and attitudes between the pre- and post-assessments. Interpretation suggests that the combination of Italian antistalking legislation and increased attention to research seem to have decreased students’ adherence to stalking myths.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Titolo:||The Impact of Criminalization of Stalking on Italian Students: Adherence to Stalking Myths|
|Autori:||De Fazio, L.; Sgarbi, C.; Moore, J.; Spitzberg, B.H.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/10926771.2015.1079280|
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