By James T. Richardson, François Bellanger
New non secular events (NRMs) and different minority faiths have usually been the point of interest of felony instances worldwide in contemporary a long time. this is often the 1st ebook to target very important facets of the connection of smaller faiths to the societies during which they functionality by utilizing particular felony instances to ascertain social regulate efforts. The criminal instances contain team leaders, a teams' practices or alleged abuses opposed to individuals and kids within the workforce, felony activities introduced by way of former individuals or 3rd events, assaults opposed to such teams by way of outsiders together with even governments, and libel and slander activities introduced via non secular teams as they search to shield themselves. those circumstances are often milestones within the relation among country specialists and spiritual teams. Exploring instances in numerous components of the realm, and assessing the occasions inflicting such situations and their results, this ebook deals a realistic perception for figuring out the kin of NRMs and different minority religions and the legislation from the viewpoint of felony instances. Chapters specialize in felony, political, and social implications. together with contributions from students, criminal practitioners, genuine or former individuals, and specialists interested by such instances from a number of jurisdictions, this e-book provides an goal method of realizing why such a lot of criminal activities have concerned NRMs and different minority faiths in recent times in western societies, and the results of these activities for the society and the spiritual staff besides.
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