UK Professor Helps Develop Online Assessment for Stalking Victims


LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 10, 2015) — TK Logan, professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Behavioral Science and the Center on Drug & Alcohol Research, and a team of researchers recently launched an online assessment for victims of stalking and harassment.

“Kentucky has the highest rate of stalking in the nation: one in four women in Kentucky will be stalked compared to one in six nationally,” Logan said. “To help address this issue, we have translated 20 years of research into a tool for use by a variety of audiences. We are proud that something like this came from research in Kentucky where we need to do something about the prevalent issue of stalking to protect victims, children, and communities.”

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Stalking: Tools for Fighting Back

Three police officers and a victim advocate give a brief overview of how to build a stalking case in this short film. They discuss ideas for documenting stalking, collecting evidence and identifying witnesses. produced this 4-minute training and awareness video in collaboration with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History ( A discussion guide to accompany this training and awareness video, and more videos on domestic violence, dating abuse, stalking and survivors can be found here (Discussion Guide – Tools for Fighting Back).