This podcast explores why and how people are punished in the United States and throughout the world, ranging from criminal punishment to disciplining children. Each episode features a fifteen minute interview with a punisher (e.g., a judge or parent), someone punished (e.g., convicts or children), or those who study punishment (e.g., academics). So listen up...or be punished.
While the public supports rehabilitating criminal offenders, the State isn't so keen on it. Charlie Sullivan, co-founder of Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE), has done more than almost anyone to try and change the State's thinking. How well has he succeeded? Join us to find out!
How can we deter people from committing crimes? According to Professor David Kennedy, rather than waiting to incarcerate offenders, we should actually sit them down and discuss the consequences of their actions. Sound crazy? The evidence shows otherwise.
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At the age of sixteen Jeffrey Mark Deskovic was falsely convicted of the rape and murder of a fellow classmate. In this interview, Jeffrey discusses his arrest, trial, and sixteen year imprisonment for a crime that he did not commit. If you think that you know anything about our nation's penal system, listen up.