From obsessed former lovers to unrelenting acquaintances fuelled by the thrill of the chase, stalkers can have a range of motivations, but all instil a perpetual fear within their victims. With over three million people falling victim to stalking in the United States each year, this widely misunderstood crime reaches far beyond celebrities and people in the public eye. Stalked: Someone's Watching profiles an all new season of emotional stories of stalking victims and explores the twisted psychology of the people who relentlessly pursued them.
Leading viewers through these tales of obsession is Michelle Ward, PhD., a criminal psychologist whose expertise is neuroscience and who has personal experience as a stalking victim. Throughout each episode, Dr. Ward provides insight into the possible thoughts and motivations of the stalker and offers viewers important information that they can use to protect themselves. Viewers receive practical tips such as: alert law enforcement if you believe you are being stalked; document all interactions between yourself and your alleged stalker in a detailed log; inform your family, friends, neighbours and co-workers with a description of your alleged stalker; and develop a safety plan that includes varying daily schedules and avoiding travelling alone.