Quotation Huber, Edith, Brandtweiner, Roman. 2020. Cyberstalking: The New Threat on the Internet. In: Encyclopedia of Criminal Activities and the Deep Web, Hrsg. Khosrow-Pour D.B.A., M. 628-639. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.




The phenomenon of stalking itself is as old as humankind itself. The past years and the expansion of digitalization have put the crime of stalking in a new light. A representative study from the USA shows that one in four Americans has already been “harassed” online. If stalking in the traditional sense (also known as offline stalking or classic stalking) is described as obsessive harassment/threat over a longer period, it takes on a new criminal dimension as soon as connected communication takes place. New forms of crime such as cyberstalking, cyberbullying, and romance scams have now reached our everyday lives. This article explores cyberstalking.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Cyberstalking: The New Threat on the Internet
Title of whole publication Encyclopedia of Criminal Activities and the Deep Web
Editor Khosrow-Pour D.B.A., M.
Page from 628
Page to 639
Location Hershey, PA
Publisher IGI Global
Year 2020
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/cyberstalking/248073
ISBN 978-152-259-715-5
Open Access N


Brandtweiner, Roman (Details)
Huber, Edith (Donau Universität Krems, Austria)
Institute for Information Management and Control IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
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