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International (Cyber)Stalking: Impediments to Investigation and Prosecution

  • Suzan van der Aa
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Part of the Studies in Global Justice book series (JUST, volume 8)

Abstract

The investigation and prosecution of international (cyber)stalking suffers from impediments that are absent when national and/or offline stalking is concerned. This contribution aims to enumerate some of the most pressing issues and to look for possible solutions. To this end, stalking legislation in the United States will be compared to that of the European Member States; issues of jurisdiction, extradition and international legal assistance will be touched upon; and the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime will be analyzed to see if it can serve a purpose in the combat against international (cyber)stalking.

Keywords

Penal Code Child Pornography Legal Assistance Praeger Publisher European Member State 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The author would like to thank Prof. Theo de Roos and Prof. Marc Groenhuijsen for reviewing previous drafts of this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands

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