Letters, Apr. 1, 1974

Inconsistent Protest

Sir / It seems to be inconsistent and hypocritical to imprison persons for the avowed purpose of changing their behavior, and yet when someone seriously attempts to use scientific knowledge to change the inmate, we hear a howl of protest [March 11]. Maybe we aren't' as serious about rehabilitating prisoners as we claim.

C.S. STANLEY Whitfield, Miss.

Sir / The heart of behavior mod lies in correct use of positive reinforcement, simply because this most closely approximates normal human behavior. Hundreds of parents of retarded and/or behavior-problem children have learned to...

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