Title

Deprogramming Violence: The Logic, Perpetration, and Outcomes of Coercive Interventions

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2011

Publication Source

Violence and New Religious Movements

Inclusive pages

397-412

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Place of Publication

New York, NY

ISBN/ISSN

978-0-19-973561-7

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

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,

Keywords

deviant religion, coercive intervention, kidnapping, criminal confinement, cults, deprogramming, coercive interventions, civil liberties violations

Disciplines

Sociology

 
 

Link to Original Published Item

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/612347811