Undue Influence

Manipulation at its Best (or Worst)

Few groups manipulate their members to act against their own best interests more effectively than the Watchtower Society. A case in point would be the irrational policies on blood established for Jehovah's Witnesses to [...]

The long history of undue influence

Undue influence has been recognized in law for more than 500 years. It is a legitimate legal concept to provide remedy for the victims of swindlers. The law of undue influence was framed because of [...]

When the Alarm Sounds

Imagine you are at work. You are sitting at your desk, engrossed in a task. Suddenly the fire alarm goes off. What would you do? Most of us reading this probably think we’d immediately get [...]

Authoritarian Groups in our Midst

The techniques of the scam artist has been elevated to new heights in destructive, authoritarian or totalist groups, which are also commonly known as cults. The term “totalist” or “totalitarian” refers to dictatorial leadership which [...]

The Journey of the Lost

Many people leaving cults or high-pressure groups understandably say they feel lost.  How could they not? Their entire confidence and identity were associated with the false narrative assigned to them while being unduly influenced. What [...]

The Dynamics of Authoritarianism

In this new century, the most notorious form of authoritarianism is the terrorist group, but the dynamics of authoritarian behavior are also found in gangs, pedophile rings, among human traffickers and even in some of [...]

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