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Centre for Action Against Stalking

The Centre for Action Against Stalking (CAAS), an international centre against harmful and abusive behaviour, is a partnership between Action Against Stalking and the University of the West of Scotland. 

CAAS is a centre of excellence structured around areas of academic focus that are critical to the prevention of, and responses to, stalking in society. 

The Centre for Action Against Stalking is focused on pursuing research funding nationally and internationally

  • to support the growth of knowledge in stalking behaviour and how best to prevent it

  • to provide leadership and direction in sharing best practice and the setting of national training standards and protocols in this area

  • to unite an international ‘community of interest’ to promote Masters and Doctoral-level dissertations across the various disciplines where stalking can easily be located as a research theme

  • and to draw upon research outputs to inform policy development in this area at an organisational, national and international level.


Given the nature of stalking, an international reach is necessary and valuable for academics, practitioners and policy makers. CAAS actively works in partnership with a wide range of external bodies and universities in Scotland and internationally, on a cross-jurisdictional basis, to maximise opportunities to achieve its key aims. 


Research themes include:

  • What is stalking?

  • Perpetrator profile, behaviour and motivations

  • Perpetrator gender differences

  • Perpetrator recidivism

  • Children and young people, and harmful and abusive behaviour. Children and young people

  • Stalking as a function of domestic violence and coercive control

  • Workplace Stalking

  • Exploitation of victims

  • Cyber-stalking

  • Victim stalking experience and impact

  • Victim reporting, experience of reporting

  • Victim Coping Strategies

  • Police approaches to stalking

  • Stalking statistics

  • Gender.

 

2021/2022 – First Year of Operation 


CAAS’s strategic focus is on conducting research and knowledge exchange within the following key thematic areas:

  • the impact of stalking, harmful and abusive behaviour on children and young people

  • perpetrators’ perspectives – indicators and predictors of stalking and abusive behaviour

  • the nature and impact of cyber-stalking

  • the impact of stalking, harmful and abusive behaviour on children and young people

  • perpetrators’ perspectives – indicators and predictors of stalking and abusive behaviour

  • the nature and impact of cyber-stalking.
     

Contact details


Name:  Professor Ross Deuchar (Interim Director)
Email : ross.deuchar@uws.ac.uk
Tel: 0141 848 3694
For further information please visit the UWS CAAS website

 

We're delighted to announce our first online Webinar at the Centre for Action Against Stalking.

The Webinar is free of charge and you can found out more information and register by clicking here.