The Rick A. Ross Institute
Rick Alan Ross (born 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio, as Ricky Alan Ross) works as a consultant, lecturer, and intervention specialist, with a focus on exit counseling and deprogramming of those belonging to cults. He runs a blog called Cult News and in 2003 founded the Rick A. Ross Institute, which maintains a database of court documents, essays, and press articles on groups and individuals that have attracted controversy. Ross has worked as an expert court witness and as an analyst for the media in cases relating to such groups.
Ross' interest in controversial religious groups dates to a 1982 incident at his grandmother's nursing home. During the 1980s he represented the Jewish community on a number of advisory committees. In 1986 he began working full-time as a consultant, (sometimes involuntary) deprogramming members of controversial groups and movements. By 2004 he said he had worked over 350 cases with 75% success rate. His work deprogramming a 14 year old Potter's House Christian Fellowship member was covered in a 1989 edition of the American TV series 48 hours.
In 1993 Ross faced charges over a 1991 forcible deprogramming where he held an United Pentecostal Church International member Jason Scott against his will for five days, but was cleared the following year by jury trial. Ross settled a civil suit with Scott in 1995, causing Ross to file for personal bankruptcy because of the $2,500,000 in punitive damages awarded against him. In September 1995, a nine-member jury unanimously held Ross and other defendants in the case liable for negligence and conspiracy to deprive Scott of his civil rights and religious liberties.

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Name a conspiracy theory that has made its way into the popular mass media, and it is most likely included in this informative and entertaining encyclopedia, which provides an introduction for anyone looking for "the basics" about any of the well-known and even lesser-known theories. Included among the nearly 200 alphabetically arranged e...
Terrorism and Global Security
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Ann E. Robertson, 2009
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In the Name of God: The True Story of the Fight to Save Children from Faith-Healing Homicide
In the Name of God: The True Story of the Fight to Save Children from Faith-Healing Homicide
Cameron Stauth, 2013
*Starred Review* In 2008, the small town of Oregon City, Oregon, became the epicenter of the legal battle to end the practice of faith healing that denied medical treatment for children. The Followers of Christ Church had nineteenth-century roots in Clackamas County, whose culture included believers and those who tolerated them, who both bought int...
Naked Truth: Strip Clubs, Democracy, and a Christian Right
Naked Truth: Strip Clubs, Democracy, and a Christian Right
Judith Lynne Hanna, 2012
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The Mormon Mirage: A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today
The Mormon Mirage: A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today
Latayne C. Scott, 2009
Latayne Scott is a gifted writer with a thorough knowledge of Mormonism. The book is filled not only with excellent information, but keen analysis. Moreover, she demonstrates genuine kindness and empathy toward Latter-day Saints, based on her positive experiences growing up in the LDS Church...The additional material provides excellent insight into...
The Kingdom of the Occult
The Kingdom of the Occult
Walter Martin, Jill Martin Rische, Van Gorden Kurt, 2008
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A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society...
Michæl Barkun, 2013
American society has changed dramatically since A Culture of Conspiracy was first published in 2001. In this revised and expanded edition, Michael Barkun delves deeper into America's conspiracy sub-culture, exploring the rise of 9/11 conspiracy theories, the "birther" controversy surrounding Barack Obama's American citizenship, ...
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2011/09/14 – The Cult of the Deprogrammer: Rick Ross | Process: 2013
"Anticultism can turn out to be as narrow minded and dangerous as cultist. Worst of all, it often exacerbates the cultic mindset of those they oppose, and can worsen situations that are already bad at the outset. The irony of it is that they are the ones supposed to know better, but are also the…
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