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

Getting Punishment Right

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
The art of disciplining your adolescent.
How Spanking Harms the Brain

How Spanking Harms the Brain

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

Homicidal triad: Predictor of violence or urban myth?

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

Life in a North Korean Death Camp

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

A Few Words in Favor of Compassion for the Cruel

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

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

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

What Kind of Discipline is Right for Kids?

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

Suffering and Insensitivity

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

Crime as a brain disorder

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

Sexual Murder:

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

Empathy for terrorists, bullies and delinquents?

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

Discipline with Babies and Toddlers

By 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

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

Get Even By Getting Even Happier

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

Accidentally On Purpose

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

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

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

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

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

Learning to Be Present With Yourself

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

Spanking Gone Too Far

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

Studies of Unconscious Bias Suggest Racism Not Necessarily Perpetrated By Racists

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

Murder is Not Entertainment

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

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

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

Diet and Violence

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

Stop Suffering and Start Living

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

50 Quotes on Consequences

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

Tunnel Vision in the Criminal Justice System

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

When in Doubt Open Your Mouth

By Joseph Grenny
How to keep your biology from overcoming your morality

A Charlie Sheen Cartoon for Normal People

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

Forging a More Successful Multicultural America - Ron Takaki and Asian American Leadership

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
20 positive & uplifting quotes for women

Time-out on Steroids

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

Debating the Insanity Defense

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

No Pain, No Gain: Why We Punish Ourselves

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

Are Two Therapists Better Than One?

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about dreams and good TV.