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Product Details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (August 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591020913
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591020912
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #739,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...an excellent book..." -- Bookviews.com, October 2003

About the Author

Detective Mike Proctor (Westminster, CA), a thirty-year veteran of the Westminster Police Department, is a recognized expert on stalking who has worked and consulted on over 100 stalking cases. He has appeared on 20/20, America's Most Wanted, CNN, The Maury Povich Show, Unsolved Mysteries, and Case Closed, and is frequently quoted in the press. He also consulted on the 1996 Police Officers Standards and Training video training course on stalking and teaches at both the professional and university level.

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Detective Mike Proctor, Det. Retired's Bio

Detective Mike Proctor, Det. Retired's Bio
He is a consultant for OVC (Office for Victims of Crime) out of Washington DC., and in January of 2013 was "Spotlighted" by OVC for his work on stalking and threat assessment. He is a member of NCVC (National Center for The Victims of Crime), who he also consults for. He was recently empaneled on the board of The National Stalking Training Academy in the United Kingdom.
He lectures both in the United States and elsewhere outside of the U.S. He assists states in amending their laws and countries in obtaining same. His most recent work was in Scotland and Norway. He can be reached via his website, www.detectivemikeproctor.com.
In 1991 he began investigating stalkers. He is considered one of the pioneers in the investigation of stalking, and stalking threat assessment. He was one of the commissioners assigned to P.O.S.T. (Peace Officers Standards and Training) to develop the first known training video and workbook on the topic of stalking in 1996.) He has developed a stalking protocol that is utilized by law enforcement entities both in the United States and Abroad. He also lectures both in the United States and elsewhere.
Worked for thirty-three years for the Westminster Police Department, located in Orange County California. During his tenure at Westminster P.D., he worked uniformed patrol, as an S.R.O. (school resource officer) and chief's administrative aid. He worked Metro, and for the majority of his years on the department was a robbery/homicide and predator crimes detective. While at the Police Department, he received numerous awards and commendations, including The Defender of Justice Award given to him by members of the California State Legislature for his continued work on stalking.
He is regularly quoted in the print media a 2012 issue of the Economist being the latest, as well as consults for television and radio both in the United States and abroad. He has appeared on America's Most Wanted, Case Closed, CNN, Fox, Japanese and Korean television to name a few. He has written articles for The Journal of California Law Enforcement, as well as Law & Order Magazine. His first book on stalking, How to Stop a Stalker, Prometheus Books, NY. was published in 2003. His latest Antidote For A Stalker, was published in 2013.
Graduated with a B.A. in Geography, a minor in Safety Education, teachable minors in Physical Education & one in Business, from California State University at Long Beach in 1970. Also has a Lifetime Standard Teaching as well as Community College credential.

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If you are the stalking victim this book might help you save your own life.
pam speed
It provides complete and sensible information needed in working with victims--sort of a how to approach, realistic and sensible.
Irene C. Briggs
If you, a friend, or a family member are being stalked, you must read this book.
M. Kipp

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer & Richard on March 24, 2004
Format: Paperback
We are being stalked by a previous convicted stalker.
We are located in the foothills of California and the home we live in is serviced by the County Sheriff.
It has been, and still is, a very difficult process to get people to understand stalking laws.
We bought this book because we needed to learn how to help ourselves...and to assist others to understand what can be done.
Dective Proctor's book has helped us through the maze. This is a book to read and then pass it around. Especially to people who really need to "Get It."
We recommend this book highly.
Mike Proctor really cares about his work both as a detective and author.
It is fantastic to have someone who understands.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By pam speed on March 7, 2005
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Up until right now, I read couple books on stalking behaviour, this one is one of the best I have ever read, it is very srong in defining the behaviour, lots of examples are given which may help you better understand the behaviour. If you are the stalking victim this book might help you save your own life. I strongly recommend this book anyone who wants to deal with stalking behaviour effectively.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bob Boring on March 26, 2004
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This is a must read book for every adult, especialy women. Dective Proctor opened my eyes to the crime of stalking. Dectective Proctor wrote a no-nonsense, easy to read and understand book, packed full of information and easy to follow steps for your personal safety.
He explains who and why people stalk. I found this book to be very informative. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 6, 2003
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How to Stop a Stalker is the best-ever resource for stalking victims, their family members, employers, victim advocates, law enforcement and prosecutors. Det. Proctor's advice and suggestions are realistic and clear. He explains how stalkers operate and the many steps that victims can take to protect themselves at home, at work and when traveling in their car.
It takes an experienced and skilled detective to discuss so many safety strategies, legal remedies and practical tips. For example, he has included specific instructions on the best type of deadbolt locks to purchase and install, how to utilize a private mail-drop most effectively, and the items that a stalking victim should carry in the car at all times. He has described the court process from start to finish in layperson's terms. He has illustrated the benefits and disadvantages of a restraining order from the victim's point of view, but sets out the genuine advantages restraining orders provide to law enforcement. He has provided advice on how a victim can work successfully with law enforcement and prosecutors to stop the stalker.
How to Stop a Stalker is the most practical and clearly written guide I have seen. I recommend it to all stalking victims and those who work with them
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dr. R. H. C. Teske Jr. on December 29, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have taught an upper division course on Family Violence for 20 years. After many years of searching for a credible and useful book on stalking I came across Det. Proctor's book on how to stop a stalker. I have also had 28 years of experience in law enforcement; therefore, I approached the book the first time I "studied" it from both an academic and an applied perspective. The true value of the book lies in the fact that the author bases it on years of field experience investigating and studying stalkers. He is to be commended for stating that he does not know everything and continues to learn new things about the subject. Two major typologies are developed. The first typology presents the elements of the crime of stalking--harrassment, credible threat, and course of conduct. The second typology presents the three types of stalkers--domestic, acquaintance, and stranger. Proctor draws on the two typologies throughout the book as he systematically writes about stalking. The book helps to understand the difference between romantic compulsion and stalking. Drawing on case histories Proctor provides insight into why they stalk, how they target victims, techniques of stalking, compulsion, and the impact on the victims' lives, as well as the victims' families, friends, and co-workers. Proctor does an excellent job of differentiating between male and female stalkers. The use of case histories is what makes the book come alive. Sound practical advice is provided for investigators as well as victims. I highly recommend the book for use in the classroom. My students were impressed and it generated insightful discussion--including personal experiences, on campus and elsewhere, as well as experiences of friends and family members. All criminal investigators and prosecutors should read the book as well. These are not easy cases to investigate and prosecute and Proctor' recommendations are both thorough and helpful.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sheila K on April 30, 2005
Format: Paperback
I expected a work on stalking to be very dry and difficult to get through. This book,however, was extremely interesting,informative and easy to read. It is the sort of book that the normal man in the street could read and apply as easily as someone who is more knowledgeable about the subject. A wonderful handbook for anyone having troubles of this nature and a wothwhile read for any safety conscious individual.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Kipp on January 6, 2008
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If anyone is going through the hell of being stalked, or even think they are being stalked, they MUST by Detective Proctor's book "How to Stop A Stalker"
I have read other "stalking" books, and they have been helpful, but none to the extent of Detective Proctor's book.
The information, the suggestions, everything is a MUST for someone being stalked.
He UNDERSTANDS, something that I didn't feel from the other stalking books.
Detective Proctor knows the reality and horror of stalking in an easy read and extremely informative book.
This book is up to date (unlike some of the other Stalking books) and my only problem is that he doesn't have a sequel. Hopefully that is something he is working on.
I give this book ten stars. This book literally saved my life and it can save yours.
If you, a friend, or a family member are being stalked, you must read this book.
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