Stalking Victimization, Labeling, and Reporting: Findings From the NCVS Stalking Victimization Supplement

Kimberly Sue Menard, Amanda K. Cox

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Using the National Crime Victimization Survey 2006 Stalking Victimization Supplement (NCVS-SVS) and guided by Greenberg and Ruback’s social influence model, this study examines the effects of individual (e.g., severity, sex, victim–offender relationship) and contextual (e.g., location) factors on stalking victimization risk, victim labeling and help seeking, and victim and third-party police contacts. Logistic regression results suggest individual and contextual characteristics matter. Consistent with prior research and the theoretical model, the positive effects of severity and sex (female) were significant across all dependent variables, whereas the interaction effect of victim–offender relationship and location held only for third-party police contacts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-691
Number of pages21
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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