EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Police-identified mental health and substance use history among intimate partner stalkers in the Western Australian criminal justice system
Intimate partner stalking (IPS) is a form of domestic violence that can substantially affect the mental and physical health of a victim. The majority of intimate partner stalkers are men, and emerging research suggests that they frequently experience problems with mental health and substance use. There is a paucity of knowledge regarding which stalkers are referred to mental health interventions and how effective those interventions are in their stated aims.
The aim of this research is to add to a limited body of knowledge regarding men who have been charged by police with IPS, specifically focusing on the real-world implications of police-identified mental health and substance use history, intervention and recidivism.
This study will first use de-identified archival data supplied by the Western Australia Police Force. Then, a quantitative survey will be administered to Western Australia Police Force officers, followed by interviews.