Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Stalking Research


Course Description: This course explores the prevalence, characteristics, tactics, assessment, psychological and economic impact, victim assistance, and the criminal justice system responses to stalking in the United States.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the statistics on the prevalence and characteristics of stalking
  • Describe the tactics employed by stalkers, including the use of digital technology
  • Analyze the assessment of the dangerousness of stalkers
  • Describe the impact of stalking on mental disorders and the costs associated with stalking on the victim and society
  • Discuss the criminal justice system responses to stalking, including the police and courts

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 2 CE Credits or Hours

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): TK Logan, PhD, Erica Olsen, and Teri Faragher, MS

Content Publisher(s): Office for Victims of Crime of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice; National Network to end Domestic Violence;; Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. Logan is a Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, University of Kentucky. Dr. Logan has authored or co-authored over 130 peer reviewed articles and five books. Dr. Logan has conducted a comprehensive study on the effectiveness of civil protective orders and the costs and cost-benefit of protective orders funded by the National Institute of Justice.

Erica Olsen is a Deputy Director of the Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Through the Safety Net Project, Erica works with private industry, state, and federal agencies and international groups to improve safety and privacy for victims in this digital age.

Teri Faragher has numerous publications and presentations to her credit in domestic violence prevention, serves as part-time faculty and a field instructor for the University of Kentucky’s College of Social Work. 

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.

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