Topic:  Collective resilience and stalking – Sam Taylor and Claudia Miles

Resources: You can download the slides.

Session summary: Sam and Claudia will present their experiences of ‘collective resilience’, having successfully campaigned to make ‘stalking’ a separate law. They will look at the commonality of their own experiences, extreme fear, in some cases devastating loss. This sense of unity can also include understanding the profile of stalking perpetrators, whether they be ex-intimate partner or stranger stalkers.

Biography: Sam Taylor is a core member of the Service-User Strategy Group within the School of Nursing and Midwifery and a service-user/visiting lecturer at the University of Brighton. She has an MA in Creative Writing and Personal Development and has used her own creative writing to raise awareness around the issues of domestic abuse, stalking and harassment and has published a poem on the subject. She is also a member of the charity ‘Protection Against Stalking’ a victim-lead organisation, who have successfully campaigned in Parliament this year to make ‘Stalking’ a law in its’ own right.

Audience: Those working, studying or interested in law and criminology, humanities and social work, health and social care, or child protection.

Reading (and watching!)
Independent Parliamentary Inquiry into Stalking Law Reform – Main Findings and Recommendations (pdf)
Protection Against Stalking (external link)
Victims of Stalking Speak Out BBC (video – external link)

This session took place on Wednesday 5 September 2012.

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