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NCJ Number: 63162 Find in a Library
Title: DIET GOES ON TRIAL
Journal: PREVENTION  Volume:31  Issue:12  Dated:(DECEMBER 1979)  Pages:97-102
Author(s): J YATES
Corporate Author: Rodale Press, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Rodale Press, Inc
Emmaus, PA 18049
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT DESCRIBES FORENSIC HABILITATION, AN ORGANIZATION FOUNDED BY A LAWYER AND A PSYCHOLOGIST TO HELP YOUNG OFFENDERS BY IMPROVING THEIR DIETS.
Abstract: FORENSIC HABILITATION PINPOINTS THE CAUSE OF A YOUNG CRIMINAL'S BEHAVIOR AND TRIES TO CORRECT IT BEFORE CRIME BECOMES A WAY OF LIFE. OFTEN THE CHANGE IS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH A SIMPLE IMPROVEMENT IN DIET SINCE IT WAS FOUND THAT FACTORS SUCH AS LOW BLOOD SUGAR, DEFICIENCY IN VITAMINS, CAFFEINE DEPENDENCY, AND ALCOHOLISM CAN ALL CAUSE CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR. SUBJECTS ARE GIVEN A BATTERY OF TESTS BY THE ORGANIZATION IN A MULTIFACETED, MULTIDISICPLINED APPROACH TO REHABILITATION. PERHAPS 80 PERCENT OF THE TIME A CRIMINAL DEFENDANT HAS BEEN FOUND TO BE HYPOGLYCEMIC (HAVING LOW BLOOD SUGAR). OTHERS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR CAFFEINE ADDICTION. IN EACH CASE, WORKING WITH THE COURTS, FORENSIC HABILITATION TRIES TO FIT THE SOLUTION TO THE INDIVIDUAL PROBLEM ON THE PREMISE THAT CRIME, TO A LARGE DEGREE, CAN BE PREVENTED THROUGH THE PROPER USE OF DIET AND MEDICAL TREATMENT. (MJW)
Index Term(s): Biological influences; Counseling; Counselors; Holistic therapy; Nonbehavioral correlates of crime
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