watching you? Men aren’t the only stalkers.
Be Denied: a suspense novel -- a portrait of a female stalker.
= October 19, 2004, 8:38 am
Author = Organized Thoughts Publishing, LLC.
Industry = Entertainment
Summary = Atlanta, GA, October 19, 2004: For decades, the label
“stalker” has been tattooed as a gender-specific crime,
committed by men. Things
have changed drastically. Twelve to 13-percent of all stalkers are
female. Although less in statistical number than males, female stalkers
are just as predatory and dangerous.
Body = Atlanta, GA, October 19, 2004: For decades, the label “stalker”
has been tattooed as a gender-specific crime, committed by men.
Things have changed drastically. Twelve to 13-percent of all stalkers
are female. Although less in statistical number than males, female
stalkers are just as predatory and dangerous.
the most part, is about relationships—prior, desired, or imagined.
Sixty-percent of stalkers have a personal relationship with their
victims before the
stalking begins. However, 22% of stalking cases involve complete
and psychologists identify three categories of stalking:
Obsession Stalking – 60% of stalking cases are represented
in this category,
which includes all previous personal relationships (i.e., husbands/wives,
boyfriends/girlfriends, domestic partners). This category is best
defined as, “If I can’t have you, nobody will.”
Obsession Stalking – The make-up of this category involves
a stalker and
victim who are casual acquaintances or complete strangers. The goal
of the stalker is to establish a personal relationship with the
object of his or her obsession—in
disregard to the victim’s desires.
Stalking – This category consists of deluded individuals who
relationship already exists between themselves and their victim.
A recent case
of female stalking involved actor Michael Douglas and his wife
Catherine Zeta-Jones as the victims. “When women engage in
stalking behavior, they are as tenacious and as intrusive as their
male counterparts, and are just as likely to threaten or damage
property,” said Dr. Rosemary Purcell, in the 2003 article
“Female stalkers pursue doctors, psychiatrists.” The
FBI estimates that two-percent of all stalking cases conclude in
homicide. Twenty-five of female stalking cases
have escalated to interpersonal violence. Also revealed in a study
is the fact that female stalkers chased their victims to establish
As of August
17, 2004, five women in Georgia have been convicted for the crime
aggravated stalking. This level of stalking means an individual
has been identified
as an assailant in the court system and has violated a court order.
On any given
day, you could be one of thousands who feel like they are being
Be Denied, a 227-page novel, shines a light into an obsessed, single
American female. In the well-crafted suspense novel, author C.F.
from Georgia Southern University with a BS degree in Criminal Justice,
lays out the
story in two sentences: Love won’t be denied. Maré
comes to value it more than life. The story is set in Atlanta, Georgia.
It is an easy, suspenseful read. The
character-driven plot is a page-turner.
For more information,
or to purchase Won’t Be Denied (ISBN 0-9762230-0-7), contact
the publisher, Organized Thoughts Publishing: Post Office Box 920622,
30010 or www.cfjackson.us. Bookstores and libraries in the U.S.
can order Won’t Be
Denied through Baker & Taylor database. To be released on November
Web Site = http://www.cfjackson.us
P.O. Box 920622
Norcross, GA 30010-0622
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