HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 17 JANUARY 1979
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A NEW TYPE OF CRIME
HCO PL 7 Feb. 65 KSW Series 1 KEEPING SCIENTOLOGY WORKING
HCO PL 23 Dec. 65RB Rev. 9.1.91 SUPPRESSIVE ACTS SUPPRESSION OF SCIENTOLOGY AND SCIENTOLOGISTS
HCO PL 7 Aug. 65 SUPPRESSIVE PERSONS, MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF
HCO PL 16 Oct. 67 AKH Series 16 SUPPRESSIVES AND THE ADMINISTRATOR-HOW TO DETECT SPs AS AN ADMINISTRATOR
HCO PL 18 Oct. 67 III POLICY AND HCOB ALTERATIONS HIGH CRIME
During an evaluation of an organization, a new crime came to light:
It consisted of carefully teaching and coaching auditors to get a snap can squeeze done so they would set their meter sensitivity so low that no reads could be obtained. It was done knowingly and intentionally by the person so there would be no auditor around that could spot his withholds. He also obscured E-Meter Drill 5 which shows the correct way to do a can squeeze and get a proper sensitivity.
Anyone who would do something like this, just to protect a withhold, without realizing he would also mess up hundreds of cases quite in addition to messing up his own, is of course not only irresponsible but insane.
We think of “insane people” as being wild-eyed maniacs but such is seldom the case. More often they are quiet types who have little or nothing to say and speak softly. This person would not have been seen as insane on casual observation. And so he had worked his way into the post of Training In-Charge. Just so he could protect his withholds. And, on that post, then carefully mistrained all auditors in sight.
So this brings to view that there is a new type of crime:
TO ALTER AND PERVERT TECH OR PROCEDURE TO PREVENT DISCOVERY OF WITHHOLDS.
This enters many areas: Changing or losing issues. Issuing issues in BTB or BPL form that contain incorrect and misleading data. Posting known criminals or incompetents to training posts. Verbal tech. In short, any action which would prevent tech from being known or correctly used.
These fall under the heading of SUPPRESSIVE ACTS and come under the ethics PLs related to them.
L. RON HUBBARD
Hubbard, L. R. (1979, 17 January). A New Type of Crime (Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter). The Organization Executive Course (1991 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 908-909). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.
- This document is listed on SPD 139 30 May 1986 PTS/SP Checksheet Part One, E36. ↩