Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


Nga B. Tran


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.