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Rehabilitating stalkers

Rehabilitating stalkers

The National Stalking Clinic based at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, north London, offers stalkers an alternative to prison terms. The treatment takes the form of joint psychiatric and psychological assessment. Stalkers can be divided into five broad categories: the rejected stalker, who has had a relationship with the victim and often seeks revenge, the intimate stalker who often becomes deluded that the object of their attentions is a willing romantic partner, the incompetent stalker who usually has underlying learning disabilities or mental-health issues, the resentful stalker who does it to frighten and distress and finally, the predatory stalker who is preparing a sexual attack.