SAM (Guidelines for Stalking Assessment and Management)
The SAM should be used in cases involving stalking/criminal harassment. For the purpose of the SAM, stalking has been defined as: unwanted and repeated communication, contact, or other conduct that deliberately or recklessly causes people to experience reasonable fear or concern for their safety or for the safety of others known to them (p. 1 of SAM manual).
The SAM has been used in the following situations by the Vancouver Police Department:
- A protest group threatened and harassed public officials associated to the Olympics,
- A 40 year old male stalked a movie star via letters, gifts, and approach behavior,
- A 35 year old male threatened a physician via threatening phone calls and messages.
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