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People Who Stalk People - Stalker Profiles and Canadian Law

People Who Stalk People - Stalker Profiles and Canadian Law

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PEOPLE WHO STALK PEOPLE
Bruce A. MacFarlane, Q.C.Deputy Minister of JusticeDeputy Attorney General for theProvince of ManitobaOctober 1995
 [Originally published in 31
UBC Law Review 37 
(1997)]
 
 Table of Contents
 
 Introduction
1 - 7
 Profile of A Stalker 
7 - 13
a) Erotomania: the delusional erotomaniac
8 - 9
b) Borderline Erotomaniacs
9 - 10
c) Former Intimate Stalkers
10 - 11
d) Sociopathic Stalkers
12 - 13
The Legal Framework 
13 - 27
a) Early English Law
13 - 20
b) Transition to Canada
20 - 24
c) Canada's First Criminal Code, and subsequent statutory developments
24 - 27
 Legislative History of s. 264 of the Criminal Code
27 - 60
a) The U.S. Backdrop
27 - 31
b) The Canadian Backdrop
31 - 39
c) Elements of the Legislation
39 - 60
i) "Engage in (specified) conduct" 
40 - 41
ii) "That causes the victims, reasonably, and in all of thecircumstances, to fear for their safety" 
41 - 44
iii) "Knowing/reckless that the other person is harassed" 
44 - 48(a) Legislative history 45 - 46(b) Harassment 46 - 47(c) Recklessness 47 - 48
iv) "Without lawful authority" 
48 - 51
 
v) "Repeatedly following the victim from place to place" 
51 - 52
vi) "Repeatedly communicating (with the victim)" 
52 - 53
vii) "Besetting or watching a dwelling-house or place of work" 
53 - 56
viii) "Engaging in threatening conduct" 
56 - 59(a) What is a threat? 57 - 59(b) Is a course of conduct required? 59 - 60(c) Who is in the circle of protected persons? - 60
Concluding Remarks
61 - 68
a) Potential Federal Initiatives
64 - 65
b) Potential Provincial/Municipal Initiatives
65 - 66
c) Civil Actions
66 - 67
d) An Uncyncial Postscript 
67 – 68
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