Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Knowing what punishment to mete out is no simple feat. Some forms of punishment may send the wrong message. For example, is it okay to solve problems with more violence? Here are some thoughts on this tough topic.

Getting Punishment Right

Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
The art of disciplining your adolescent.

How Spanking Harms the Brain

Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D.
Why spanking should be outlawed

Homicidal triad: Predictor of violence or urban myth?

Karen Franklin Ph.D.
Childhood firesetting, enuresis and cruelty to animals as cultural lore.

Life in a North Korean Death Camp

Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D.
A View from North Korea.

A Few Words in Favor of Compassion for the Cruel

Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D.
In choice between cruelty and compassion, beware of false dichotomies.

Ladies and Gentlemen: The U.S. (in)Justice System

Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D.
The racial bias in criminal justice is undeniable...and devastating.

What Kind of Discipline is Right for Kids?

Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
Kids feel safe when they know their parents are in charge.

Suffering and Insensitivity

Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
A decision-theory approach to our two greatest sources of grief

Crime as a brain disorder

Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Did his brain make him a killer?

Sexual Murder:

Joni E Johnston Psy.D.
Can we predict who'll kill again?

Empathy for terrorists, bullies and delinquents?

Michael Ungar Ph.D.
How understanding helps make us all much safer.

Discipline with Babies and Toddlers

Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Young children who misbehave, cry and too often get mad can feel taxing.

John Grisham's "Irony" that is not so Ironic

Stanton E. Samenow Ph.D.
The "ironic" statement is dramatically revealing of the criminal mind.

Get Even By Getting Even Happier

Susan Heitler Ph.D.
While hurt and anger evoke desire to punish, other routes lead to healing.

Accidentally On Purpose

Jason Plaks Ph.D.
What makes an action seem intentional?

Polanski’s Movie “Carnage” and Personality Types: Part I

Elizabeth Wagele
Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, and a slice of human nature.

The “Cute Dog Effect” On Sex, Money, and Justice

Hal Herzog Ph.D.
The hidden sexual, economic, and legal impact of cute dogs.

Learning to Be Present With Yourself

Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Can you just "be" instead of "doing" all the time?

Spanking Gone Too Far

Susan Newman Ph.D.
Preaching the use of “the rod” sparks debate.

Studies of Unconscious Bias Suggest Racism Not Necessarily Perpetrated By Racists

Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D.
Most racism today is done by those who vow they are not racist.

Murder is Not Entertainment

Deborah Schurman-Kauflin Ph.D.
The pain of survivors.

Trayvon Martin: Post-Racial Dreams and Racial Realities in America

George Davis
Post-racialism is impossible without social and economic justice.

Diet and Violence

Emily Deans M.D.
Does diet affect our criminal behavior?

Stop Suffering and Start Living

Robert Puff Ph.D.
Our stories keep us from experiencing the present moment.

50 Quotes on Consequences

Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Everything we do has consequences. Learn from the greats.

Tunnel Vision in the Criminal Justice System

Mark D. White Ph.D.
Do cognitive biases increase wrongful convictions?

When in Doubt Open Your Mouth

Joseph Grenny
How to keep your biology from overcoming your morality

A Charlie Sheen Cartoon for Normal People

Donna Barstow
I would like to punish him for this..

Time-out on Steroids

Lynne Griffin R.N., M.Ed.
Handcuffed and arrested at six.

Debating the Insanity Defense

Mark D. White Ph.D.
What is the role of mental illness in criminal trials?

No Pain, No Gain: Why We Punish Ourselves

Juliana Breines Ph.D.
The (short-term) psychological benefits of self-punishment.

Are Two Therapists Better Than One?

Donna Barstow
A cartoon about dreams and good TV.