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Sectarian drift

Private detective approved for investigation into sectarian drift

Sectarian drift

How PROCAP DETECTIVE can help you

We seek and establish evidence of sectarian practices and manipulations so that you can take legal action and effectively defend your interests

Do you suspect that one of your relatives is a victim of a group or sectarian practices and would like to gather the evidence for a complaint, or be assisted in an exit counselling process? The agency PROCAP DETECTIVE is competent to help families and relatives in issues of sectarian control, mental subjection, and bring them all its expertise in investigations.


For the MIVILUDES (Interministerial Mission for Vigilance and Fight against Sectarian Excesses), the drift or grip of a sectarian nature is defined as “a misappropriation of freedom of thought, opinion or religion that violates public order, laws or regulations, fundamental rights, safety or integrity of persons. It is characterized by the implementation, by an organized group or by an isolated individual, whatever its nature or activity, of pressures or techniques aimed at creating, maintaining or exploiting in a person a state of psychological or physical subjection, depriving her of part of her free will, with harmful consequences for that person, her entourage or society.” Every year, there is a steady increase in reports of sectarian events (+80% in 2021 compared to 2015), and public authorities as well as associations are witnessing the emergence and worrying increase of new practical forms. In addition to the drifts and movements already known, appeared new phenomena, more disparate, more atomized and moving: neo-shamanism, conspiracy, coaching and personal development, illegal practices of medicine, eco-otherism, platism, female shamanism, etc.


Mental control or sectarian subjection is sanctioned as an abuse of weakness, of which it constitutes an aggravating circumstance. The leader of fact or right of a group that pursues activities with the purpose or effect of creating, maintaining or exploiting the psychological or physical subjection of people who participate in these activities faces 5 years of imprisonment and 750,000 euros of fine. These penalties are increased to 7 years and 1 million euros fine if the offence is committed in an organized gang.


In France, it is the Central Office for the Repression of Violence against Persons (OCRVP), via the Assistance and Intervention Cell in the matter of sectarian abuses (CAIMADES), which has the public prerogatives to prosecute and suppress sectarian offences.


As accredited private law detective-investigators, we have specific skills that will help you in compiling evidence of abuse of weakness, but also in the context of prevention by providing you with any verified information concerning the degree of risk that constitutes a person, or any other group, in order to detect situations of manipulation, or even to detect attempts at subjection. We can also, through thorough investigations, determine the causes of a radical change in behavior and identify its characteristics (isolation, radicalization, addiction, risky practices). As a rule, the results of our investigations are most often used as support for reporting to the appropriate authorities, filing a complaint or any decision-making: family council, exit-control procedure (exit-counselling), implementation of appropriate and targeted actions.


Our investigative techniques are most often immersive: we can be brought and use processes of infiltrations of a sectarian group, or carry out any act of investigation allowing us to gather evidence, such as testimonies, auditions, records of evidence, checks. If necessary, we can act in full collaboration and synergy with your advice, lawyers, associations or anyone involved in your journey (doctor, psychologist).


Our independence, our know-how and our discretion, are a real asset and a powerful lever that will help you in your journey and your fight.

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