Undue Influence Wheel is sometimes referred to as the Brandle/Heisler/Stiegel
MSW, Candace Heisler, JD, and Lori Stiegel, JD; Copyrightę2006 YWCA
Omaha). It is based upon domestic violence
relationships, stalking and sexual assault and one of its assumptions
is that the process of undue influence parallels these other situations.
The suspected perpetrator is
portrayed as a predator who finds susceptible victims, "grooms them,"
then uses a variety of tactics (isolation, fear, shame, etc.) to
increase their control.
from Others and
Lack of Faith in Own Abilities
Shame and Secrecy
Intermittent Acts of Kindness
model is currently being promoted for use in criminal prosecutions, but
could be applicable in some civil or probate proceedings.
methods of assessing undue influence: