Deadly Cults: The Crimes of True Believers

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - 237 Seiten
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How does a Vampire Cult differ from a Satanic Cult? How do seemingly normal or ordinary citizens suddenly find themselves committed to a group whose leader promotes criminal activities and isolation from families and friends? What should you do if a loved one becomes indoctrinated by a potentially dangerous cult? This book focuses on various cults and their often criminal belief systems. Most readers are shocked by stories of mass suicides and ritualized cult killings, but few understand how such crimes come to be committed. Snow, a seasoned police officer with experience working on cult crimes, examines those cults that commit offenses from murder and fraud to kidnapping and sexual assault.

By providing specific accounts of dangerous cults and their destructive acts, Snow illustrates how seemingly innocent groups can turn pernicious when under the sway of a charismatic leader with an agenda, or when members take things too far. He offers advice on how to avoid falling victim to cult indoctrination, concluding with chapters on how to identify cults, how to protect yourself and your family, and what to do if a loved one is ensnared by such a group.

 

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Inhalt

Cults in Todays Society
1
The Danger of Cults
15
Religious Cults
29
Occult Cults
49
Satanic Cults
57
Millennial Cults
67
New Age Cults
81
UFO Cults
91
Other Cults
121
The Appeal of Cults
127
Cult Recruitment
137
Cult Indoctrination
149
Combating Cults
169
Notes
195
Bibliography
213
Index
227

Doomsday Cults
105
Suicide Cults
113

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Über den Autor (2003)

ROBERT L. SNOW has been a police officer with the Indianapolis Police for 34 years and is currently a captain and commander of the Homicide Branch. He is the author of The Militia Threat (1999), and Looking for Carol Beckwith (1999).

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