Master Manipulation Exhibit – Alcatraz East Crime Museum
Master manipulators are found all over the world. They can be difficult to spot at first because they are either skilled at hiding their motives or have enough influence that others assist in their cover-ups. There are many different ways that manipulators can work to achieve their goals. They may form a friendship or relationship where the person trusts them, and then the relationship becomes abusive as it progresses, or they may use their pomp and circumstance to persuade individuals to act in ways they typically would not.
Alcatraz East Crime Museum is putting manipulators in the spotlight with a new “Master Manipulation” exhibit, opening on August 26, 2022.
The new exhibit will focus on providing numerous examples of how criminals manipulate others for personal gain. Some of the methods explored in the exhibit include:
- Manipulation regarding abuse of power and circumstances. These people use their position in society to manipulate people. Notable names that fall into this category include Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Larry Nassar, the former U.S. gymnastics doctor.
- Manipulation in cults and groups with extreme beliefs. Since the beginning of America, some groups and their leaders have had radical views. Many of those leaders use a variety of manipulation tactics while directing their groups.
- Human trafficking manipulation. This has become a widely discussed issue in the country in recent years. According to the Polaris Project, in 2020, there were 10,583 situations of human trafficking reported to the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, involving 16,658 individual victims.
More information about this exhibit can be found at www.alcatrazeast.com/inside-alcatraz-east/master-manipulation/