Scientology Handbook — Used to Counter Recidivism in Taiwan
Rising recidivism is straining the resources of the correctional system of Taiwan. It also harms the community with escalating crime and represents a dead-end existence for the criminal and his or her family and friends.
|Scientology Volunteer Ministers delivering workshops using the Scientology Handbook in Taiwan jails.|
L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion, described the key to resolving crime when he wrote, "If one sincerely hopes to rehabilitate a criminal population then this is the factor one must consider: 'Where did they lose their self-respect?'"
And so often, what precedes alack of self-esteem is an inability to communicate. Not having the ability to relate to people or resolve conflicts or disagreements, people resort to actions that disregard the needs and wishes of those around them. And so starts a dwindling spiral that eventually winds the person up behind bars.
The Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Taiwan deliver workshops using the Scientology Handbook; workshops that cover such subjects as ethics and integrity, communication and how to understand people. They get the inmates involved through practical exercises that increase their skill in dealing with others. And it is not unusual for those attending to gain new insight, like a recent participant who realized, "I thought I could just operate with my own interests in mind. Now I see I survive better if I help others survive too."
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