Whisper of Fear

Whisper of Fear

The True Story of the Prosecutor Who Stalks the Stalkers

Book - 2008
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Penguin Putnam
From the woman who wrote the law on stalking comes the story of the chilling experiences that shaped her career?

Stalking is among the most ancient, common, and widely-discussed of all anti-social behaviors, yet this dangerous behavior is underappreciated as a serious problem.

Anyone can be a stalker, and anyone can be a stalking victim?especially today with so much personal information readily available online. Prosecutor Rhonda B. Saunders has made a career of battling this form of attack. She has prosecuted on behalf of celebrities, including Steven Spielberg and Gwyneth Paltrow, as well as countless ordinary individuals chosen, for whatever reason, as prey. Now Saunders shares the pivotal stories from her career, how she developed the legal weapons to fight stalking, and offers powerful insight into the minds and habits of stalkers, as well as how to protect against them.

Baker & Taylor
A California prosecutor and leading authority on the crime of stalking draws on key experiences from her own career to provide a revealing look at the nature of the crime, the underappreciated dangers of stalking, the behavior and characteristics of stalkers, and the legal weapons she has developed to battle stalking and protect victims.

Blackwell North Amer
Rhonda B. Saunders wrote the law on stalking, and then devoted herself to prosecuting these predators. Now she takes us on a journey through her career and the strange and often terrifying experiences that have shaped it, highlighting instances where she dealt with bizarre, highly dangerous criminals and their victims.
In 1992, Saunders was randomly assigned to her first stalking case. Though the victim was clearly in peril, the California statute made effective prosecution impossible. For the next two years, she lobbied for her own revisions to the law, and became the state's foremost expert on stalking.
With more than two decades of experience in the courtroom, hearing victims' stories and prosecuting their tormentors, Saunders knows the hidden patterns of this common yet pervasively misunderstood crime. From her high-profile cases prosecuting on behalf of celebrity victims - including Madonna, Steven Spielberg, and Gwyneth Paltrow - to countless domestic incidents, such as the woman who burrowed under the home of her ex-lover, Saunders illustrates how these harrowing events helped her define the crime of stalking and develop the legal weapons to fight it - and shares tactics you can use to protect yourself and your loved ones from a stalker.

Baker
& Taylor

A leading authority on the crime of stalking draws on key experiences from her own career to examine the nature of the crime, the behavior and characteristics of stalkers, and the legal weapons she has developed to battle stalking and protect victims.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, c2008
ISBN: 9780425223710
042522371X
Characteristics: xiii, 338 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Michaud, Stephen G. 1948-

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