Undue influence is a serious public safety concern. In addition to the psychological harm it inflicts, it can also lead to human trafficking, violent extremism, financial exploitation, sexual abuse, weapon stockpiling, mass suicides, fraud, and tax dodging.
Law enforcement officials, especially border control officers, need to know how to spot instances of human trafficking. Understanding undue influence will help you identify potential victims.
To fight violent extremism, you need to understand the tactics they use to recruit, and come up with effective ways to inoculate communities against them.