Deadly Cults

Deadly Cults

The Crimes of True Believers

Book - 2003
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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? 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 identify cults, how to protect yourself and your family, and what to do if a loved one is ensnared by such a group.
This book focuses on various cults and their often criminal belief systems, offering advice on how to identify and avoid them.

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Snow, a veteran Indianapolis police officer in the homicide branch, does not bother with groups that are demonized as cults merely because they diverge from someone else's idea of truth or proper deportment, but focuses on those that are responsible for major crimes such as murder and torture. They include religious, occult, millennial, new-age, UFO, doomsday, and suicide cults. He also discusses their danger, appeal, recruitment, and indoctrination and how to combat them. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
ISBN: 9780275980528
Branch Call Number: 291 Snow 2003
Characteristics: 237 pages ; 24 cm


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Aug 09, 2018

Although the content of the book was interesting, the presentation of information was slightly dry. I found the author repeating the same ideas and information multiple times through the chapters. Overall it was not outstanding.


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