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Stalking

What behaviours constitutes  Stalking?
The law specifies the instances when a particular course of conduct can be considered to be  stalking of another person.  Behaviour amounts to stalking when : T
  • It amounts to harassment of that person.
  • The acts or omissions involved are ones associated with stalking. 
  • The  person,  whose  course  of  conduct  it  is,  knows  or  ought  to  know  that  the  course  of  conduct.

The following   are   examples   of   acts   or omissions which amount to stalking :
  • Following a person.
  • Contacting, or attempting to contact a person by any means. 
  • Publishing,  by  any  means,  any  statement  or  other  material:   (a) relating  or  falsely  appearing  to  relate  to  a  person,  or   (b) falsely  appearing  to  originate  from  a  person
  • Monitoring   the   use   by a person   of   the   internet,   email,   or   any   other   form   of   electronic communication. 
  • Loitering in any place, whether public or private.
  • Interfering  with  any  property  in  the  possession  of  a  person.
  • Watching or spying on a person.

Facts and information: stalking

Ask for assistance! Some victims are at risk of being targeted and victimized during and possibly after criminal proceedings. Such a risk can be effectively identified through an individual assessment carried out at the earliest opportunity.

The assessment should be carried out for all victims to determine whether they are at risk of secondary or repeat victimisation. The individual assessment will take into account the victim’s personal characteristics such as his or her age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, residence status, communication difficulties, relationship to or dependence on the offender and previous experience of crime.

Victims identified as vulnerable to repeat victimisation are entitled to individual protection measures in accordance with their needs. These protection measures will be identified during the individual assessment. Protection measures can include protection orders, restraining orders, ‘garanzija personali’, bail conditions, and accommodation in a shelter.