In 1947 to 1948, Mr Hubbard served as a Special Police Officer with the L.A. Police Department which gave him the opportunity to study the criminal mind. From the start, Mr. Hubbard had seen the effects of criminal behaviour from the top down and from the bottom up.
After witnessing the execution of a prisoner, he realised that killing a man was not justice, but merely a type of revenge. It was not a solution. Nor did locking a person away for life solve the problem. In his own words, “All one learns in a cage is that he has indeed become an animal.”
Continuing to search for the one common denominator that marked anyone’s start of a career in crime, Mr. Hubbard found that the loss of self-respect is what brought about any life of lawlessness and criminality. To remedy this, Mr. Hubbard developed the workable methodology which is available today in the Criminon programme.
Mr L Ron Hubbard was also the founder of Scientology. Criminon UK is a secular, independently run and self-financed national registered charity. It is an equal opportunities organisation and accepts volunteers, staff and beneficiaries irrespective of religious or no religious belief, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and previous or current conviction.
As a volunteer, we only ask that you have a desire to empower offenders, so that they can start on the road to rehabilitation and make a positive contribution to society.