Stalker, a frightening practice

You've probably heard the word Stalker by now, whether in an anime, drama, series or movie. This sometimes happens frequently in Japan and the rest of the world, so we decided to talk about it.

Stalker or stalker, is an English term used to define a person who has an obsession with another, leading him to stalk his victims and even to bully him.

Stalker is the same as stalker, this term is used around the world, not exclusive to Japan, but this is an interesting topic to address, and can be used to educate yourself if this happens to you or a family member.

Most victims are women of different ages and a minority are men.

Who are stalkers and why do they do it?

often family members, ex-boyfriends, friends and acquaintances, the stalker can also be a stranger who stalks the victim just because he/she finds him/her attractive, beautiful or interesting.

The stalker has a psychopathic instinct, with psychological and social problems, they often do not realize what they are doing or do not want to understand, they simply act on impulse, having irreversible and heinous acts.

The reasons are diverse, some of them can be, the end of the relationship, debts, past fights, unrequited love and loss of jobs. There is also the stalker who pursues the victim out of interest, love or desire for the person, even without knowing him or her.


Stalker's before the Law

Today, there are several laws, even if they are not directly linked to the stalker case. The laws in other countries are quite severe, having imprisonment for long years or the fine fee.

The US state of California, in the United States, passed the first measure against the practice in 1990. The country followed suit, as did Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and other European countries.

In Japan there is a special group that investigates cases of persecution, that is, after data collected by the country, it was proven that the number of cases with victims was increasing and the measure was adopted as a legal service under the law, the squad is formed by a team of 80 specialists, having the system based on reports, the team will have total leadership, having the power to classify the degree of seriousness of the case and being able to give warnings and even arrest the stalker.

In 2013, the Japan National Police Agency recorded 19,920 reports against stalkers, an increase of 36.3 % over 2011. Three cases resulted in murder or attempted murder, nine in rape, 141 in bodily harm, and 270 in home invasion.


Stalker types

The terms may not be correct, but what will prevail is the interpretation, and of course there may be other types.

stalker: The stalker is the one who follows the victim, observing him from corner to corner, marking the times that the victim leaves, and there is no contact between victim and stalker.

intimidating stalker: The bully is the one who stalks his victims and intimidates them by breaking the person's items, pulling hair and possibly physical violence.

Psychopath stalker: As the term suggests, it is the stalker who follows his victims, having a junction of the stalker and the bully, the psychopathic stalker is the one who stalks the victims to kill them, often being the boyfriend or ex-boyfriend.

passionate stalker: The term may seem strange, but it is exactly that, there are also those who persecute people for loving them, being afraid to confess, for affection, complexes and for being a person who was part of their past, considered the least dangerous from this list.

I hope this article has helped you to understand more about the subject and the meaning of this term.

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