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Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, 3rd Edition by Eoghan Casey

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Chapter 14

Cyberstalking

Eoghan Casey

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The lack of sensory information on the Internet may have a significant impact on cyberstalkers, as described by Meloy (p. 11): “The absence of sensory-perceptual stimuli from a real person means that fantasy can play an even more expansive role as the genesis of behavior in the stalker.” The victim becomes an easy target for the stalker’s projections, and narcissistic fantasies, that can lead to a real world rejection, humiliation and rage.

(Meloy, 1998)

One of the most prominent features of stalking behavior is fixation on victims. Their obsession can drive stalkers to extremes that make this type of investigation ...

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