cyberstalking | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Criminal Law

Cyberstalking is a criminal offense that involves using the internet, email or other electronic means to stalk or harass another person.


It typically involves a pattern of threatening or malicious behavior directed at a specific person and intended to cause fear or distress. Cyberstalking can include a wide range of behaviors, such as sending threatening messages, spreading rumors or lies about the victim, gathering personal information about the victim, or engaging in other online activities that are intended to harass or intimidate the victim. It is a serious crime that can have severe consequences, including imprisonment and fines.


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Last Modified: 01/09/2023

 

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