The Honduras study was aimed at “the impact of the Criminon program intervention—a series of courses including, importantly, a life-skill course entitled, ‘The Way to Happiness’—on a group of incarcerated females in Honduras at the Women’s Center of Social Adaptation (CEFAS is its Spanish acronym ).” The study is qualitative and uses an ethnographic methodology with in-depth focus groups and interviews.
Criminon’s methodology was studied over several months and the findings indicate that the rehabilitation process was successful through a dynamic balance between the following elements:
- obtaining new data about the best ways to coexist with other human beings
- reflecting on their lives in the light of those data, and
- trying and adopting new behaviors
A copy of the full Criminon Honduras Study may be obtained upon request.