The Criminon Program
The Criminon program consists of 4 steps.
- The first step aims to reduce the adverse effects of previous bad experiences on a person, improves his communication skills, and thus increases his control on himself and the environment around him. It arms him with enough self-determinism to curb any criminal tendencies which may arise from within. After completing this step, many students have claimed that they have achieved peace of mind, as well as a reduction in the negative effects of the bad experiences which they have had in the past.
- With the second step, the student improves his study skills, which helps him in learning new things, and is thus able to handle any and all barriers coming in the way of studying. This restores in him an interest in learning new things and also develops a reading habit, and as a result brings him to a position where he can use what he has learned. This course also prepares the student for the next step of the program.
- In the third step, in the course “The Way to Happiness”, the student is taught 21 precepts, or DOs and DON’Ts of life that are entirely based on common sense. He is made aware of the results and consequences to his life in both cases, i.e. if he abides by these laws or violates them. We cannot expect a person to abide by a set of laws unless he is aware of the existence of such laws. This step is the beginning of this process. Everyone concluding this step becomes aware of which precept or precepts he violated that resulted in his ending up in jail. Whereas previously it was observed that most inmates would blame the complainant, law enforcing agencies or the judiciary for their imprisonment or confinement, the completion of this step restores a sense of responsibility in them. Their level of happiness is increased, and the person is helped in regaining his lost self-respect. He also realizes that in addition to himself, if others were to also follow these precepts, it would facilitate him directly in various fields of life. He thus starts to accept responsibility for himself as well as for others. This step usually proves to be a turning point in his life and takes him directly to the point where his life took a U-turn.
- The fourth and last step is based on an extremely important research that helps one in resolving many unanswered questions, like wondering why an apparently innocent person falls prey to others and gets trapped by them. Such a person, once out of jail, becomes a criminal who may not necessarily have been so before. This step not only trains a person in identifying people having specific attributes and attitudes that affect others adversely, but also trains him in how to deal with them.