Deprogramming Violence: The Logic, Perpetration, and Outcomes of Coercive Interventions
Violence and New Religious Movements
Oxford University Press
Place of Publication
New York, NY
The rationale, justification and prevalence of coercive deprogramming, i,e, forcibly removing persons (often legal) adults from unconventional religious groups during the years 1965-2000, are examined from a critical standpoint. Case studies are used to exemplify psychological and physical (assault, rape, etc.) forms of abuses committed during such "interventions," and reasons why the practice fell out of use,
deviant religion, coercive intervention, kidnapping, criminal confinement, cults, deprogramming, coercive interventions, civil liberties violations
Anson D. Shupe (2011).
Deprogramming Violence: The Logic, Perpetration, and Outcomes of Coercive Interventions. Violence and New Religious Movements. 397-412. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.