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Should We Be Nicer to Criminals?

Justice is different in different countries. In Mexico, they don't feed you in prison--if your family doesn't bring you food, you'll starve. US prison conditions vary, but our sentences are long compared to prison sentences in Europe or Scandinavia. We may not be...
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Law Courts Need to Use Their Brains

Our laws have not kept up with new discoveries in neuroscience, meaning that a jury could declare someone guilty when a crime isn't necessarily his (or her) fault. How should insights about the brain affect the course of a criminal trial, from the arguments in a...
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