criminal unwanted observation

Not to be confused with Stalker (1979 film)

Every breath you take;
Every move you make;
Every bond you break;
Every step you take,
I'll be watching you. —The Police

Stalking is unwanted surveillance and sometimes harassment of an individual. In many countries stalking constitutes a crime.


  • 1. One who unlawfully, systematically, and deliberately intrudes into someone's personal environment with the intention to force the other to act in a way, or to prevent one to act in a certain way or to induce fear, will be prosecuted for harassment, for which the maximal punishment is three years and a fine of the fourth monetary category.
    2. The prosecution will only take place after a complaint of the person who is the victim of the crime.
    • Text of Article 285b in Dutch law
  • Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to—
    (A) fear for his or her safety or the safety of others;
    (B) suffer substantial emotional distress.
  • It's not called's called "passionately following".

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