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A victim-centred cost–benefit analysis of a stalking prevention programme

Show simple item record Tompson, Lisa Belur, Jyoti Jerath, Kritika 2021-10-13T21:01:12Z 2021-10-13T21:01:12Z 2021
dc.identifier.citation Tompson, L., Belur, J., & Jerath, K. (2021). A victim-centred cost–benefit analysis of a stalking prevention programme. Crime Science: 10, Article 21. en_US
dc.description.abstract Research suggests that stalking inflicts great psychological and financial costs on victims. Yet costs of victimisation are notoriously difficult to estimate and include as intangible costs in cost–benefit analysis. This study reports an innovative cost–benefit analysis that used focus groups with multi-agency teams to collect detailed data on operational resources used to manage stalking cases. This method is illustrated through the presentation of one case study. Best- and worst-case counterfactual scenarios were generated using the risk assessment scores and practitioner expertise. The findings suggest that intervening in high-risk stalking cases was cost-beneficial to the state in all the case studies we analysed (even if it incurs some institutional costs borne by the criminal justice system or health) and was often cost-beneficial to the victims too. We believe that this method might be useful in other fields where a victim- or client-centred approach is fundamental. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher BMC en_US
dc.subject Cost Benefit Analysis en_US
dc.subject Costs of Crime en_US
dc.subject Economic Evaluations en_US
dc.subject Stalking en_US
dc.subject Case Management en_US
dc.subject Intangible Costs en_US
dc.subject Tangible Costs en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Case Study en_US
dc.subject Cost Effective en_US
dc.title A victim-centred cost–benefit analysis of a stalking prevention programme en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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