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Dr. Byron Elsey's controversial new book, Angels from Hell, dispels the myths surrounding criminals and their families while providing communities with crime prevention knowledge and tools.
    WINNIPEG, MB, CANADA, January 30, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Byron Elsey's controversial new book, Angels from Hell, dispels the myths surrounding criminals and their families while providing communities with crime prevention knowledge and tools. Elsey turns his keen attention to a proactive approach to fighting crime that focuses on the social problems behind crime. In it, he explores the reality facing many criminals in our society such as the history of your family, the consequences of early entry into the penal system and the complications of reentering society after incarceration. Elsey hopes to stop the cycle of crime by dealing with the issues behind the behavior and give families and the community knowledge and tools to create a safer environment for everyone.

The cost of keeping an inmate incarcerated continues to increase. The federal average yearly cost in Canada rose to $93,030 in 2007. This combined with the fact that incarceration rates in North America are the highest in the world should concern all of us. Though the United States is home to less than 5% of the world's population it holds 25% of the world's prisoners.

Dr. Byron Elsey's controversial new book, Angels from Hell, dispels the myths surrounding criminals and their families while providing communities with crime prevention knowledge and tools. Elsey turns his keen attention to a proactive approach to fighting crime that focuses on the social problems behind crime. In it, he explores the reality facing many criminals in our society such as the history of their family, the consequences of early entry into the penal system and the complications of reentering society after incarceration. Elsey hopes to stop the cycle of crime by dealing with the issues behind the behavior and give families and the community the knowledge and tools to create a safer environment for everyone.

Elsey says, "sooner or later most families will have a member who becomes involved with the justice system either as a criminal or a victim. Many victims are scarred for life. When a criminal changes his/her ways we all benefit. When a criminal's family works toward a healthy future, everyone benefits. The criminal's children are much less likely to become criminals themselves, as happens in many cases now." Elsey has helped hundreds of families get through the tough times. He knows personally what it is like to roll out of bed at 3 a.m. to aid a family in need.

If our present day reactive methods were working, we would be experiencing a decrease in instances and severity of criminal activity, but that is not the case. Elsey's experience has shown that we need to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to our approach to crime. Crime will not go away on its own. Criminals and their families need to address the underlying issues and the community needs to be involved in the process.

Elsey knows there are no easy answers, but criminal profiling and additional police presence in the streets will only add to this growing problem. His book shares many wonderful insights related to criminal behavior and makes recommendations which, if put into practice by many of us every day would certainly reduce crime. Though he wrote the book based on his experiences in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the concepts and practices are universal.

About the author:
Dr. Byron Elsey has considerable experience working with hundreds of criminals and their families as a chaplain; he focuses on shoring up fragile family relationships. He has served in juvenile and adult correctional institutions, as well as being the founding director of The Community Ministry with Ex-offenders. He has worked with some criminals and their families for over 20 years.

Angels From Hell-A Community Approach to Preventing Crime and Healing Criminals
Byron Elsey
amazon.com
softcover, $14.99
ISBN: 978-143-924-9345
Website http://www.criminalsfamilies.com
phone (204)895-0569
e-mail byron@criminalsfamilies.com
fax 204-480-1305


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