You have probably heard of the word Stalker, 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 is obsessed with another, leading him to pursue his victims and even to make intimidations.
Stalker is the same as stalker, this term is used by the outside world, not being exclusive to Japan, but this is an interesting topic to address, and it can be used to educate yourself if this occurs with you or any family member.
Most of the victims are women of varying ages and in their minority men.
Who are the stalkers and why do they do it?
Often they are family members, ex-boyfriends, friends and acquaintances, the stalker can also be a stranger who pursues the victim just because he finds 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 hideous acts.
The reasons are diverse, some of them may be, the end of the relationship, debts, past fights, unrequited love and loss of jobs. There is also the stalker who chases the victim out of interest, love or desire for the person, even without knowing him.
Stalker's before the Law
Nowadays there are several laws, even if they are not directly linked to the case of stalkers. Laws in other countries are quite severe, with long-term imprisonment or a fine.
The North American state of California, in the United States, approved 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 before the law, the squad is formed by a team of 80 specialists, having the system based on complaints, the team will have total leadership, having the power to classify the seriousness of the case and being able to give warnings and even arrest the stalker.
In 2013, the Japanese National Police Agency registered 19,920 complaints against stalkers, an increase of 36.3 % compared to 2011. Three cases resulted in homicide or attempted murder, nine in rape, 141 in bodily injury and 270 in home invasion.
Types of Stalker
The terms may not be correct, but what will prevail is interpretation, and of course there may be other types.
Stalker stalker: The stalker is the one who follows the victim, observing her from corner to corner, marking the times the victim leaves, and there is no contact between victim and stalker.
Intimidating Stalker: The intimidator is the one who persecutes his victims and intimidates them by breaking items of the person, giving hair tugs and physical violence.
Psychopathic Stalker: As the term suggests, it is the persecutor who follows his victims, having a combination of the persecutor and the intimidator, the psychopathic stalker is the one who chases the victims to kill them, often being the boyfriend or the ex-boyfriend.
Passionate Stalker: The term may seem strange, but that's exactly it, 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.