Publication Date

1-1-2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Vazquez, Laura

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Department

Department of Communication

Abstract

Despite the comprehensive nature of many universities’ cyberstalking policies, the rapid rate of technological growth has created legal loopholes. The growing popularity of unregulated spyware apps--typically marketed towards employers and parents, has fallen into the hands of abusers, creating an innovative outlet to easily stalk victims. Domestic violence shelters are increasingly receiving young victims who have been stalked by spyware apps. Thus, by analyzing the cyberstalking policies of three top universities, this study will seek to discover the effectiveness of fighting against those perpetuating violence through spyware apps. Finally, in comparison with the three schools, Northern Illinois University’s policy will be analyzed.

Extent

15 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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