Research Papers 2017

Synopsis: Below you will find details of Research Publications which have been prepared by the Research and Information Service (RaISe) for the Committee for Justice in 2017.

Legislative Position on Stalking and Relevant Statistics in the UK and the Republic of Ireland

- Date: 10/03/2017

From November to December 2016 the Justice Committee conducted a Review of the ‘Need for Stalking Legislation for Northern Ireland’. This review consisted of a public call for evidence, as well as the commissioning of three research reports on various aspects of stalking for consideration in early 2017. This paper looks in greater detail at interpretive legislative provisions and supporting statistics for England & Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

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Incidence and Prevalence of Stalking in Northern Ireland

- Date: 10/03/2017

The focus of this briefing paper is the identification and provision of information on the level of stalking in Northern Ireland. The paper highlights the difficulty in establishing this level, here and elsewhere, due to a lack of an agreed definition of stalking.

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