Stalking and harassment are prevalent in today’s society. They are both similar, and in some states the charges are identical. Both can be dangerous and are a symptom of someone who is deranged mentally.
People who think they need to stalk or harass someone feels the need to be in control of the victim’s life through fear. Often, stalking results in physical contact with the victim.
What is the difference between harassment and stalking?
The term “stalking” “means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress” –Department of Justice.