Dr. Robert J. Lifton's Eight Criteria for Thought Reform, written in 1989, remains the standard definition of coercion, and how dangerous groups operate.
Characteristics Associated with Cultic Groups by Janja Lalich, Ph.D. & Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.
Marcia Rudin's 14 Common Characteristics of a Cult concise description of dangerous cultic groups.
ABCs of Dangerous Cults, by Nori Muster.
Essays by Steve Gelberg, a former ISKCON member and graduate of Harvard Divinity School.
Positive Steps to Becoming Less Vulnerable to Influence and Authority an essay about the influence of cultic groups, by Sharon Presley. Also, Twenty Lessons to Resist Tyranny, from the book On Tyranny, by Timothy Snyder.
Cults and Mental Disorders an essay on whether dangerous cults cause mental disorders, by Mark Dunlop.
It Hurts an essay about the pain of cult involvement, by Jan Groenveld.
Broken Hearts My Experience within Iskcon. Historical eyewitness - and experience report of a Hare Krishna monk, from Urdhvaga das (in English and German).
Paul Martin, formerly Panchajanya, comments on Steven Gelberg's On Leaving ISKCON an essay by a former ISKCON member.
Can Terrorists be 'Reprogrammed'?, by Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews.com International Editor.
Death of ISKCON Founder-Acharya A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada an affidavit regarding the death (alleged murder) of ISKCON's founder.
Nitty Gritty on Cults links and books on the subject of dangerous cults.
Cultic Studies - writing by Nori Muster.