A paper published in The Journal of Management & Social Science indicates that practicing Transcendental Meditation has the potential to reduce crime rates. The study focused on Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s TM-Sidhi program, which was specifically developed to prevent large-scale conflict and crime. Mahesh’s program is based on the belief that societal stress can lead to national and international conflict, as well as crime and terrorism. The study hypothesizes that Transcendental Meditation can reduce these societal stressors, and as a result, decrease the violence associated with those stressors, including crime. Researchers documented notable reductions in crime rates following the completion of the program, suggesting the success of Transcendental Meditation in decreasing crime.