Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Committee Member

M. Alexis Kennedy

Number of Pages



The focus of this study was to increase the understanding of the role of stalking in intimate partner violence. The research focuses on the prevalence of stalking behavior in intimate partner violence cases. These cases were investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). The objective of this study was to compare stalking cases that were assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit and those which were assigned to other departments such as Property Crimes or Fraud. It is important to identify inconsistencies in LVMPD responses to stalking behavior, monitor particular offenders with recurring patterns of violent behavior, and make a connection between the stalkers and their victims. In addition, the study will assist in developing a profile of stalking within intimate partner violence cases with attention to individual and situation risk factors. The information will be utilized to recommend preventative measures and create departmental policies and techniques appropriate when responding to these types of cases.


Intimate; Nevada; Partner; Stalking; Violence

Controlled Subject


File Format


File Size

0.88 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




If you are the rightful copyright holder of this dissertation or thesis and wish to have the full text removed from Digital Scholarship@UNLV, please submit a request to and include clear identification of the work, preferably with URL.