Sex Roles

, Volume 66, Issue 5–6, pp 299–310 | Cite as

An Introduction to Issues of Gender in Stalking Research

  • Amy E. LyndonEmail author
  • H. Colleen Sinclair
  • John MacArthur
  • Ben Fay
  • Ellen Ratajack
  • Katie E. Collier
Original Article


Stalking research has increased substantially in the past 20 years. This special issue is intended to contribute to this literature by using gender as a focus point in 1) applying new theoretical perspectives that incorporate the role of gender to the study of stalking perpetration (Davis et al. 2010; Duntley and Buss 2010), 2) addressing divergent findings regarding gender in experiences of victims (Sheridan and Lyndon 2010) and perpetrators (Thompson et al. 2010), and 3) furthering the study of how gender influences perceptions of stalking (Cass and Rosay 2011; Dunlap et al. 2011; Sinclair 2010; Yanowitz and Yanowitz 2010). To place this special issue in context of the current state of knowledge on gender and stalking, we review the state of the existing research as it relates to the domains covered by articles present in this issue.


Stalking Gender differences Victimization Perpetrators Perceptions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amy E. Lyndon
    • 1
    Email author
  • H. Colleen Sinclair
    • 2
  • John MacArthur
    • 2
  • Ben Fay
    • 2
  • Ellen Ratajack
    • 1
  • Katie E. Collier
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyMississippi State UniversityStarkvilleUSA

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