Rehabilitation and Reclamation of Women: Enhancing the Dialogue Between Criminologists, Practitioners, and Lawmakers

Faye Buffaloe, Comprehensive Addiction Rehabilitation

Politicians are people. People who give of their time and their intellectual resources to public service. The very nature of their existence as politicians depends to some extent upon their communication with others. Electronic miracles have given us the ability to transfer information instantly. Yet, avenues of communication between Criminologist, Politicians, and Practitioners often seem to be blocked. Criminologist and Practitioners research and practice clarifies and offers solutions to social problems. While everyone sincerely seeks to cure, the groups findings get lost on the roads of communication. Access to one another is, in many cases neither freely available nor ethically purchasable. Theories and laws affect funding choices and life chances. Congress passed a bill in 1996, now very familiar to us as: Aid to Families With Children (AFDC). This bill placed a five-year life-time limitation on benefits and ended a program which supplied aid to dependent children. This draconian measure required that all Mothers who accepted AFDC has a job within two years after applying for AFDC eligibility. Social workers and policy professionals anticipation of the impact of the absence of Mothers from very young children has been realized. After human beings are born, The Quality of the humanization process has to do with the nature of Mothering. This paper addresses some documented results of the welfare to work program and examines social interactions. The transition of youthful behavior labeled juvenile delinquency to behavior which meets all criteria as violent even vicious crime is a part of our daily media dosage. The Criminologist had done the research, the Practitioners had cried out, and the politicians meant well. The threat to children that they will be punished as adults has not prevented anti-social behavior if their Mothers have not instilled them with basic humanity, which crosses all Socio-economic and other demographic boundaries.

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Updated 05/20/2006