The phenomenon of stalking has been highlighted in Scotland with recent changes in legislation defining it as a specific crime. Despite this, very little research on stalking has been completed
The phenomenon of stalking has been highlighted in Scotland with recent changes in legislation defining it as a specific crime. Despite this, very little research on stalking has been completed within a Scottish context. Consequently, information about stalking in Scotland is scarce and those who suffer at the hands of a stalker often find their experiences minimised and misunderstood.
Drawing from current research conducted by the facilitator, this seminar will look at stalking from the perspective of those who experience it. Discussion will include the stalking law, the nature of stalking and the victim impact of stalking. This session will be suitable for those who work directly with victims and anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge of the issues surrounding stalking.
The speaker – Katy Proctor worked within the violence against women sector for ten years supporting women, young people and children who had suffered domestic abuse and sexual assault. Her last role, before returning to University, was developing and piloting a support service for ethnic minority women and children experiencing gender based violence. She has sat on the boards of Stirling Women’s Aid, Dignity Alert and Research Forum (D.A.R.F.), Action Scotland Against Stalking (A.S.A.S.) and Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre. Katy now works as a Lecturer in Criminology and Policing at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her research comes from a survivor-centred and feminist perspective.
For further information and booking please click the link – https://womensaid.scot/training-event/webinar-stalking-in-scotland-and-its-impact-on-victims-illustrating-an-invisible-nightmare/
(Thursday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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