Studies have identified 6 progressively worse stages to stalking..
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Stage 1 - COURTSHIP
Stalkers send flowers, love notes and other signs of affection to their targets and repeatedly try to arrange a meeting or conversation..
Stage 2 - SURVEILLANCE
Things get murky here.. Stalkers start to watch, track and follow their target's movements, whether at work or at play..
Stage 3 - COMMUNICATION
Stalkers leave repeat voice mails, letters or emails at targets's work and home, and may even start making unannounced visits..
Stage 4 - SYMBOLIC VIOLENCE
This is when things get crazy.. Stalkers may send suicide notes or death threats to their targets or their family or work affiliates..
Stage 5 - PHYSICAL VIOLENCE
"If I can't get oyu, no one will.." Stalkers may get physical and attempt assault on the target of their affiliates..
Stage 6 - TRANSFERENCE VIOLENCE
"If I can't get you, I'll get your cat.." Stalkers who cannot reach their targets may transfer their anger and violence onto others believed to be obstructing access to the targets..