Thursday Thought — Reducing Recidivism
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You take a guy like [former NFL running back] Ray Rice, a guy who can just cold-cock his wife like that and think you’re going to send him to a little counseling? No way,” said Lundy Bancroft, the former director of Emerge, the nation’s first reform program for abusive men. “Once a guy starts abusing women he locks in, in many ways,” he added. “Jail takes a bigger bite out of recidivism* than even the good batterers intervention programs do. (quote by Lundy Bancroft from this article: Why Domestic Violence Prevention Programs Don’t Work)
*According to Merriam-Webster.com recidivism is defined as the tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior.
***IMPORTANT NOTE: While we endorse Lundy’s writings about the dynamics of domestic abuse, we do not recommend anyone attend the ‘healing retreats’ Lundy Bancroft offers or become involved in his ‘Peak Living Network.’ See our post, ACFJ Does Not Recommend Lundy Bancroft’s Retreats or His New Peak Living Network for more about our concerns.