For some years, the phrase law and order has been used as a keyword to denote an emphasis on fear and to frame political discussion in dominator thinking. There is binary thinking that people can be divided into good and evil, or honest citizens and criminals. From a partnership analysis, people break laws when they believe the risk of consequences is low, or when they believe they have no other viable alternatives.
Rev. Jerry Hancock started The Prison Ministry Project at the First Congregational United Church of Christ to help prison inmates gain insight and knowledge that can help them transform themselves, and can help victims come to terms with their losses.