Even with anti-stalking laws in place in the United States, the persistence of stalking crimes is alarming. Providing victims with maximum protection under a legal system requires drafting constitutionally valid statutes, mandatory police education and training on the subject and prevention and early intervention. In addition, comparing the anti-stalking laws in the United States with the newly implemented anti-stalking laws in Japan, which have been very effective in curbing the activities of stalkers, leads to the conclusion that anti-stalking laws in the U.S. should incorporate many of Japan's victim-oriented measures.
Nga B. Tran,
A Comparative Look at Anti-Stalking Legislation in the United States and Japan,
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