Stalking Protection Orders – a step in the right direction to tackle stalking within the United Kingdom:
There are many types of anti-social behaviour within the category of harassment, with one of them being stalking.
“Stalking victims being failed, say watchdogs” (BBC on 5th July 2017) “Bijan Ebrahimi: Police ‘failed’ murdered man for years.” (BBC on 5th July 2017) There is a familiar theme here in these 2 reports that came out last week. One report was published by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the other by HMIC (Her Majesty’s […]
Restorative Justice is a technique that can bring great results. However, when it comes to victims experiencing significant vulnerability, we believe RJ should come with a warning “Use with Care”. We have not focused much attention on the Restorative Justice element of dealing with crime and anti-social behaviour and we are not aware of how […]
“I can’t see how it will end.” Emily Maitlis, BBC Newsnight presenter This weekend all the main newspapers picked up the story that BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis had opened up about her nightmare of being a victim of stalking for 25 years. Here is ‘The Guardian’s’ version: http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/may/14/newsnight-presenter-emily-maitlis-opens-up-about-being-victim-of-stalker?CMP=twt_gu In summary, Maitlis explains that she […]
“There very soon comes a time in stalking/harassment crime when SOMEONE has to do SOMETHING PRACTICAL to intervene. Only they don’t.” ‘Elaine’ of Bristol We receive a whole variety of stories through our survey which is unsurprising given the breadth of anti-social behaviour. Of great concern, however, are two very similar stories we have read […]