Stalking Is An Important Topic For Discussion Essay

1250 Words Nov 18th, 2014 null Page
Joss Whedon once said, “There’s a fine line between support and stalking,” yet many seem to be crossing this line as 3.4 million people report being stalked every year (J. Whedon, 2014). There have been a rise in incidences of stalking within recent years, however, due to this sufficient increase; more attention is being called to this serious issue. While stalking is an important topic for discussion, before we can form an opinion on this matter, we must first fully comprehend all of the information and background concerning stalking. In this paper we will analyze and discuss the problem of stalking on several levels including defining what stalking is and what constitutes as stalking; where stalking occurs on a local, national, and global scale; who is at risk of being stalked, and who is responsible for the stalking; reason behind why stalking occurs and why it is on some level acceptable; when this issue first came to notice and what was done; and finally what is being done to prevent this issue and how we can reduce our risk of being stalked. In the end, we will form a well-informed opinion on this issue in our goal to determine how stalking relates to individuals safety and security in the context of future generations. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of "stalking" is "to follow, watch, and bother someone constantly in a way that is frightening or dangerous" (Merriam-Webster, 2003). This definition is not precise, some states specify…

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