Unwanted Pursuit Behavior Inventory —Offender

Did your ex-partner:
1. leave him/her unwanted phone messages or hang-up calls
2. send/leave you unwanted letters/e-mails/faxes/pages/gifts
3. engage him/her in an unwanted phone conversation
4. talk with him/her unwantedly in an Internet chat room
5. engage him/her in an unwanted conversation in person
6. give him/her unwanted items (e.g.‚ letters/gifts) in person
7. ask friends for information about him/her
8. contact his/her family/friends without his/her permission
9. show up in places where you thought he/she might be
10. go out of your way to run into he/she “unexpectedly”
11. unexpectedly visit him/her at his/her home
12. unexpectedly visit him/her at school/work/some other public place
13. wait outside of his/her home/work/school
14. follow him/her
15. make vague or implied threats to him/her
16. threaten to release information that would be harmful to him/her
17. threaten to harm/kill him/her
18. threaten to harm/kill someone close to him/her or to his/her pet
19. threaten him/her with a weapon
20. release information that was harmful to him/her
21. steal items from him/her
22. cause damage to his/her property (home/car/etc.)
23. cause harm to someone close to him/her or to his/her pet
24. physically injure him/her
25. kidnap him/her or hold him/her against his/her will
26. force him/her to engage in sexual contact after the break-up
If you contacted your ex-partner after the break-up‚ please describe your typical pattern of contacting your ex-partner after the break-up occurred (e.g. I called him/her 10 times a day for two weeks at his/her work and followed him/her home from work every day; I showed up at several parties that I thought my ex-partner might be at and called his/her phone machine to hear his/her voice).
This instrument can be found on pages 148-149 of Measuring Intimate Partner Violence Victimization and Perpetration: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/pub-res/IPV_Compendium.pdf
Did the contact occur? Yes‚ No‚ N/A
Frequency of the contact: 1= More than daily‚ 2= Daily‚ 3=Weekly‚ 4=Monthly‚ 5= Less than monthly
Did you reply to the contact? Yes‚ No
Was your response Positive or Negative? P N
Mild acts subscale consists of items 1–13. Severe acts subscale consists of items 14–26. Unwanted Pursuit Behaviors total scores are computed by summing the items endorsed by each respondent. A second total score‚ the Unwanted Pursuit Behavior Severity Index‚ can be cr‎eated by only including those items that were reported to have had a negative impact on the respondent. These negative unwanted pursuit behaviors are then weighted by the frequency report. The severe acts (items 14–26) are double-weighted. Note that negative response is not assessed for items 14–26. Higher scores indicate greater levels of unwanted pursuit behaviors.

Langhinrichsen-Rohling J‚ Palarea RE‚ Cohen J‚ Rohling ML. Breaking up is hard to do: unwanted pursuit behaviors following the dissolution of a romantic relationship. Violence and Victims 2000;15:73–90.

Palarea RE‚ Langhinrichsen-Rohling J. Unwanted Pursuit Behavior Inventory‚ 1998. Unpublished measure.