Cults in American Society: A Legal Analysis of
Undue Influence, Fraud and Misrepresentation was prepared for AFF by the American Bar Association's
Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law. The primary author was David Hominik,
director of ABA's Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law.
John Parry, provided editorial assistance; Laurie Lewis assisted
Bardin of Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, Washington, D.C., guided the
project's focus and provided significant editorial comments.
In addition to a preface, the report includes sections examining:
- Undue Influence: Legal Principles
- Undue Influence: Case Law Developments in the Cult Context
- Fraud and Misrepresentation: Legal Principles
- Fraud and Misrepresentation: Case Law Developments in the
- Citations and Bibliographies
- Appendix - Expert Testimony: Daubert and the Changing
Standards for Admission of Psychiatric, Psychological, and Other Evidence
- Significant Decisions by Jurisdiction on Expert Testimony