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Cyber safety advice leaflet
This PDF resource contains useful information on how to best secure the most commonly used social networking apps used during the COVID-19 pandemic on your mobile and desktop devices.
It gives very practical advice on how to change settings and make security decisions based on your daily use.
Stalking is a crime – Sussex Police leaflet
This PDF leaflet explains why stalking and harassment are criminal offences that are distressing and malicious and no one should have to live in fear.
It gives very practical advice on how to recognise patterns and behaviour of a stalker and gives some great practical advice on preventative measures and actions to take.
Veritas Stalking Tri-fold Leaflet
This downloadable PDF is the Veritas Tri-fold stalking leaflet.
It contains information about Veritas, Who Veritas is, the services it offers and useful contacts.
It also has general stalking info, stalking and the law and how Veritas can help.
Veritas – Staying Safe In Cyberspace Tri-fold leaflet
This leaflet has been designed and written by Veritas Justice CIC to provide basic digital safety information for all home users. Due to the nature of technology and the speed at which it changes.
It contains useful information on device safety, fraud and identity theft. It also has advice for account protection, safeguarding children and protecting yourself against malware attacks.
Online harms white paper resources page
This consultation aims to gather views on various aspects of the government’s plans for regulation and tackling online harms, including:
- the online services in scope of the regulatory framework;
- options for appointing an independent regulatory body to implement, oversee and enforce the new regulatory framework;
- the enforcement powers of an independent regulatory body;
- potential redress mechanisms for online users;
- measures to ensure regulation is targeted and proportionate for industry.
Code of Practice for Victims of Crime – ministry of Justice – 2015
Presented to Parliament pursuant to section 33 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004
This Code sets out enhanced entitlements for victims in the following categories because they are more likely to require enhanced support and services through the criminal justice process:
- victims of the most serious crime;
- persistently targeted victims; and
- vulnerable or intimidated victims.
Exploring the Relationship between Stalking and Homicide
Homicide Research Group at the University of Gloucestershire.
This research study looked at 358 cases of criminal homicide which occurred in the UK in the years 2012, 2013, and 2014. All cases included a female victim and male perpetrator. However, it is important to note that men and children can also be victims, and women can be perpetrators.
The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between stalking and homicide by tracking the frequency of certain characteristics in the antecedent histories.
Living in fear – the police and CPS response to harassment and stalking
A joint inspection by HMIC and HMCPSI
The inspection followed the typical progress of a victim’s journey from initial contact with the police to the end of the involvement with a prosecution (when one took place).
It included police and CPS awareness and understanding of harassment and stalking; measures and mechanisms to identify and protect victims; identifying and managing offenders; the investigation and prosecution of offences; and the leadership provided by forces and the CPS.
Stalking and harassment – HMICFRS
Reviewing the progress the Police force has made following the publication of the 2017 report – ‘Living in fear – The police and CPS response to harassment and stalking.’
An inspection of Sussex Police commissioned by the police and crime commissioner, and an update on national recommendations in HMICFRS’s 2017 report and an inspection of the Sussex Police response to stalking and harassment.
It also covers the police and CPS response to the 2017 harassment and stalking national thematic inspection report.
See original report ‘Living in fear – the police and CPS response to harassment and stalking’ above.
Protocol on the appropriate handling of stalking or harassment – NPCC
National Police Chiefs’ Council
This PDF shows the commitment to end stalking and harassment is embedded in the cross-government Ending Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy: 2016 to 2020 and The VAWG approach recognises that victims of stalking are disproportionally female.
The approach acknowledges VAWG as a fundamental abuse of human rights and women’s rights.