Scientology Volunteer Ministers Take a Stand Against Crime in Fiji
Yellow shirts mingled with blue ones on the first day of Crime Prevention Week, when Scientology Volunteer Ministers South Pacific Goodwill Tour brought their anti-crime initiative to the police.
With recidivism rates averaging between 47 - 53% and a parliamentary paper conceding last year that despite the staff/prisoner ratio being 1 to 10 the prison population exceeds capacity, government and law enforcement officials alike know they need effective solutions to combat this growing problem.
Having a great concern, not only for the social ramifications of a prison population that goes back into society only to wreak further harm on their fellow, but also for the lives and future of the criminals themselves, L. Ron Hubbard posed the following question:
If one sincerely hopes to rehabilitate a criminal population then this is the factor one must consider: Where did the criminal lose his self-respect?
Noting this as the key point that has to be addressed, Mr. Hubbard discovered technology to rehabilitate this precious commodity, and had it included in a chapter of the Scientology Handbook, the textbook used to train Scientology Volunteer Ministers: the "Honesty and Integrity" chapter of the Scientology Handbook, which has also been published as a booklet by the same name.
And when they saw the information in the booklet, it made so much sense to them that one of the divisional commanders decided to have all his officers do the course based on this information.