In a 1989 report, the Ritual Abuse Task Force of the L.A. County Commission for Women defined ritual abuse as: "Ritual Abuse usually involves repeated abuse over an extended period of time. The physical abuse is severe, sometimes including torture and killing. The sexual abuse is usually painful, humiliating, intended as a means of gaining dominance over the victim. The psychological abuse is devastating and involves the use of ritual indoctrination. It includes mind control techniques which convey to the victim a profound terror of the cult members ...most victims are in a state of terror, mind control and dissociatio
According to one definition, ritual abuse is methodical abuse, often using indoctrination, aimed at breaking the will of another human being.
The Dark Truth About the Dark Tunnels of McMartin
An in-depth examination of the claim that tunnels were found under the McMartin Preschool. From the Institute for Psychological Therapies.
S.M.A.R.T. Ritual Abuse Pages
Exploring possible connections between secretive organizations, ritual abuse, and mind control. Includes newsletter archive and proceedings of annual conference.
Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA)
Overview of the issue, and examination of the memories of children and adults. Considers whether psychological and physical abuse are a part of Satanism.
Study of Evil - A World Reappraised
For the study of the phenomenon of evil, especially as it pertains to satanic ritual abuse. Collection of links on ritual abuse.
Frontline: Innocence Lost
PBS Frontline examines the history and outcome of one of the largest and most controversial child sexual molestation cases - the Little Rascals Day Care center in Edenton, North Carolina. (May 27, 1997)