Stalking

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 27th April 2016.

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Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has undertaken or commissioned research into the relationship between people who are convicted of multiple breaches of restraining orders and commission of stalking offences.

Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of psychological assessment and rehabilitation of people convicted of stalking offences under Sections 2A and 4A.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Government recognises that stalking is an insidious crime that can have a devastating impact on the lives of victims and their families. That is why the coalition Government created specific stalking offences in 2012 and why we continue to look at ways to protect victims of stalking, ensure stalking is recognised early and dealt with effectively and, where an offender is convicted, provide the courts with appropriate sentencing powers.

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