I just read an excellent blog post by Bob Betzen about real crime prevention. While explaining the failure of incarceration to rehabilitate criminals, he says a line that had me almost fall out of my seat in excited agreement: He writes, “Finishing a sentence and walking out of prison is like graduating from crime school.”
Bob Betzen goes on to say that we need to intervene in the lives of at risk children before they become violent criminals. I have frequently made similar points about the need to prevent violence and victimization before an incident occurs.
What do you think?