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Name: James T. Richardson (1941-)


Historical Note: <span id="docs-internal-guid-c78d9a4c-7fff-5874-8d79-1a0c77aaf08a"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">James T. Richardson is the director of the Judicial Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Reno and a professor of sociology. He also holds a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. He studies new religious movements and cults, their organization and recruitment activities, and their relationship to government and government regulation. More generally, he works with social psychology and law. He has written and edited various volumes on law and religious topics, including </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Saints Under Siege</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> about the 2008 Texas raid of the Yearning for Zion Ranch, and is likely best known for his book </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Satanism Scare.</span></span>



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