Posted on October 29, 2011 by Christopher Thrall

What constitutes “stalking” and criminal harassment? Learn more about victims, offenders and cyber-stalking at this session with Det. Jeff Anderson of the Calgary Police Service.

This year’s academic theme at Augustana is “Living with our Selves: Conversations on Sex, Gender, and Sexuality”. In this presentation, we explore what constitutes stalking behaviour and what is involved in the crime of criminal harassment.

This presentation will provide a basic understanding of these areas and touch on specific topics related to Criminal Harassment:
• types of stalkers present in our society
• victim response to the crime of criminal harassment
• cyber stalking and the use of media
• tips on offender management / victim safety planning

There will be a strong emphasis on stalking as it relates to Domestic Violence. The presentation will help to dispel many myths associated to stalking behaviour and will assist attendees in differentiating between love and obsession. This presentation will be equally enlightening for youth, parents and professionals in any field of human service.

Speaker Biography: Det. Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.A. in Criminology and is now a Detective with the Calgary Police Service. Detective Anderson has been a member of the Calgary Police Service for ten years and is currently assigned to the 8 District General Investigations Unit. He worked as an investigator for 2 years in the Calgary Police Service Domestic Conflict Unit, dealing with high risk domestic related investigations. While with the Domestic Conflict Unit he specialized in Criminal Harassment Investigations, and received training in threat assessment and risk management. Detective Anderson has had the opportunity to investigate intimate partner, stranger and celebrity Criminal Harassment complaints. He has provided training across the province to various police agencies; lectured at Solicitor General conferences on Domestic Violence; and provided training to mental health and social agency professionals.

Hosted by Family Violence Response Council in partnership with University of Alberta, Augustana Campus. For information call (780)672-0141 or email cdss5@telusplanet.net


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