Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $21.99
  • Save: $2.70 (12%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 11 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
How to Stop a Stalker has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION -USED GOOD- This book has been read and may show wear to the cover and or pages. There may be some dog-eared pages. In some cases the internal pages may contain highlighting/margin notes/underlining or any combination of these markings. The binding will be secure in all cases. This is a good reading and studying copy and has been verified that all pages are legible and intact. If the book contained a CD it is not guaranteed to still be included. All items are packed and shipped from the Amazon warehouse.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

How to Stop a Stalker Paperback – August 1, 2003

4.2 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$19.29
$10.05 $0.77

Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
$19.29 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 11 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • How to Stop a Stalker
  • +
  • Stalking the Stalker: Fighting Back with High-tech Gadgets and Low-tech Know-how
Total price: $31.24
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

""At last, a book about a tough topic that will make a difference.... the author.... is more experienced than anyone. I know.... I recommend without reservation"

""Det. Proctor has written, hands down, the best practical guide on how to stop a stalker...."

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.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (August 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591020913
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591020912
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #909,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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.
Comment 24 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
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.
Comment 19 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on September 6, 2003
Format: Paperback
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
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
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.
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.

.
Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
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.
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

How to Stop a Stalker
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: How to Stop a Stalker