Expert assessment of signs of social danger is carried out in relation to organisations, which are united on the basis of a doctrine or ideology. During the assessment various aspects of a totalitarian organisation, which lead to destructive consequences for a person and society, are analysed. We evaluate the structure of an organisation, principles of its management, the degree of intervention in members’ lives, as well as the adequacy of the requirements imposed on them, the volume of psychological violence techniques used by the organisation, its specifics, etc.
We use all available sources of information in order to conduct research, such as literature, websites, audio and video materials. Reviews of current and former members of an organisation are also taken into account, as well as the opinions of other experts, when applicable. In special cases our experts can carry out overt observations and receive information from confidential sources.
Expert assessment of a religious or a non-religious group may be necessary in the following cases:
- litigation proceedings where one of the parties is, or represents, an organisation that is united on the basis of a doctrine or ideology; - legal proceedings of law enforcement institutions in case an administrative or criminal case is instituted against representatives of organisations, united on the basis of a doctrine or ideology;
- when a governmental or a non-governmental organisation, its departments, educational, social and health institutions are making a decision on cooperating with an organisation, united on the basis of a doctrine or ideology and where there is incomplete or conflicting information about the organisation;
- when making decisions on granting funds, subsidies or other governmental and non-governmental financing to the projects of an organisation, united on the basis of a doctrine or ideology where there is incomplete or conflicting information about the organisation;
After the assessment we provide an in-depth report on the signs of social danger in an organisation as well as its severity and the specifics of its manifestation.