Vexatious litigants and unusually persistent complainants and petitioners: from querulous paranoia to querulous behaviour

Mullen, P. E.; Lester, G; "Vexatious litigants and unusually persistent complainants and petitioners: from querulous paranoia to querulous behaviour" In the legal profession and courts, a querulant (from the Latin querulus – “complaining”) is a person who obsessively feels wronged, particularly about minor causes of action. In particular the term is used for those who … Continue reading Vexatious litigants and unusually persistent complainants and petitioners: from querulous paranoia to querulous behaviour

The Lone Terrorist in the Workplace / The Violent True Believer as a Lone Wolf – Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Terrorism

J. Reid Meloy and Jessica Yakeley; "The Lone Terrorist in the Workplace”  and “The Violent True Believer as a “Lone Wolf” – Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Terrorism"  The authors explicitly group OPCA ideologies with the beliefs of right wing hate groups and ultra conservative Islamic groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda, possessing a potential source for the … Continue reading The Lone Terrorist in the Workplace / The Violent True Believer as a Lone Wolf – Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Terrorism

The Sovereign Citizen Movement and Fitness to Stand Trial

Jennifer Pytyck and Gary A. Chaimowitz "The Sovereign Citizen Movement and Fitness to Stand Trial" The authors investigate the mental health implications of OPCA affiliates’ bizarre language and paranoid ideas. They conclude that the beliefs and consequential conduct are not the product of a mental disorder but instead is a form of paranoid political belief: … Continue reading The Sovereign Citizen Movement and Fitness to Stand Trial

Threats, Approach Behavior, and Violent Recidivism Among Offenders Who Harass Canadian Justice Officials

Angela W Eke et al, “Threats, Approach Behavior, and Violent Recidivism Among Offenders Who Harass Canadian Justice Officials” (2014) https://freemandelusion.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/2014_threatsapproac.pdf . http://drreidmeloy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2014_ThreatsApproac.pdf https://freemandelusion.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/2014_threatsapproac.pdf

Competence to Stand Trial Evaluations of Sovereign Citizens: A Case Series and Primer of Odd Political and Legal Beliefs

George F Parker, “Competence to Stand Trial Evaluations of Sovereign Citizens: A Case Series and Primer of Odd Political and Legal Beliefs” (2014)  https://freemandelusion.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/338.full_.pdf . http://jaapl.org/content/42/3/338 https://freemandelusion.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/338.full_.pdf

Sects, Cults, and the Attack on Jurisprudence / Freemen, Sovereign Citizens, and the Challenge to Public Order in British Heritage Countries

Stephen A. Kent and Robin D. Willey; "Sects, Cults, and the Attack on Jurisprudence" and "Freemen, Sovereign Citizens, and the Challenge to Public Order in British Heritage Countries" The authors group the OPCA phenomenon with religious cults. Both share a distance and disdain for government and court structures as a consequence of their beliefs. This ideologically-grounded … Continue reading Sects, Cults, and the Attack on Jurisprudence / Freemen, Sovereign Citizens, and the Challenge to Public Order in British Heritage Countries

Psychoanalytic Perspectives

"If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on … Continue reading Psychoanalytic Perspectives