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.

Should Prisoners Be Denied Pleasure?

By Marty Klein Ph.D.

Determining whether inmates have the right to masturbate.

Punishment and Wrong Messages

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D.

Corporal punishment and the cycle of violence.

Is the Death Penalty Barbaric?

By Gad Saad Ph.D.

The case for (revising) capital punishment.

Defining Justice

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D.

What our current system lacks and why it's a problem.

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By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.

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Sexual Murder:

By Joni E Johnston Psy.D.

Empathy for terrorists, bullies and delinquents?

By Michael Ungar Ph.D.

Discipline with Babies and Toddlers

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.

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

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Get Even By Getting Even Happier

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.

Accidentally On Purpose

By Jason Plaks Ph.D.

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

By Elizabeth Wagele

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

By Hal Herzog Ph.D.

Learning to Be Present With Yourself

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.

Spanking Gone Too Far

By Susan Newman Ph.D.

Murder is Not Entertainment

By Deborah Schurman-Kauflin Ph.D.

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

By George Davis

Diet and Violence

By Emily Deans M.D.

Stop Suffering and Start Living

By Robert Puff Ph.D.

50 Quotes on Consequences

By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D.

Tunnel Vision in the Criminal Justice System

By Mark D. White Ph.D.

When in Doubt Open Your Mouth

By Joseph Grenny

A Charlie Sheen Cartoon for Normal People

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Time-out on Steroids

By Lynne Griffin R.N., M.Ed.

Debating the Insanity Defense

By Mark D. White Ph.D.

No Pain, No Gain: Why We Punish Ourselves

By Juliana Breines Ph.D.

Are Two Therapists Better Than One?

By Donna Barstow