Stalking & Harassment
Stalking is a crime under Scottish law and is an offence against the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 Section 39.
Stalking is a range of unwanted behaviours carried out by one person, or persons, against another. It normally manifests as a course of conduct rather than an isolated incident and can include:
- Standing outside a home, school, place of work or anywhere the woman may be
- Verbal abuse or humiliating a woman in public
- Sending unsolicited, threatening or unwanted mail
- Sending unsolicited, threatening or unwanted text messages or emails
- Sending unwanted/unsolicited gifts
- Threats against the woman, members of her family, friends or pets
- Damage to property
- Physical or sexual assault
- Stalkers rarely employ one type of stalking behaviour and often employ several.
- See the Action Against Stalking website for further information.