CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two convicted Australian drug smugglers were transferred on Wednesday from a Bali prison to an island for execution along with other foreigners, underlining Indonesia's determination
"A decent girl won't roam around at nine o'clock at night," he said.
Rob Duke's insight:
We say that they should be hung by the offending body parts, but there is some truth to the sentiment that death for a rape is not in the spirit of parsimony. Parsimony was adopted because if you're going to get the death penalty anyway, then maybe (as this rapist said) you should just kill the victim.
Marginal Deterrence predicts that those crimes with the harshest penalties will encourage people to crimes with more lenient penalties: for instance, most criminals will avoid bank robbery (a Federal crime) while also being willing to commit a burglary.
Restorative justice has the capacity to empower those who have not been empowered in the past. Individuals and communities begin to act collectively, which is necessary in order to challenge the punitive structures that keep our young black and brown...
Initially the story seemed like something straight out of A Clockwork Orange: Sasha Fleischman, who as an agender youth doesn’t identify as either male or female, was dozing on a municipal Oakland bus. Nearby, three adolescent boys had been laughing mockingly, and then one touched a lighter to Sasha’s skirt. The garment exploded in flame, Sasha screamed and struggled; finally, a couple of other passengers were able to extinguish the blaze. Sasha’s legs were a welter of second-and-third degree bu
A Young Former Offender Speaks on How to Help Rehabilitate Kids in Jails - A young man who has been behind the wall speaks out on a recent Ted Talk about what needs to really happen to rehabilitate kids who have been incarcerated to reduce...
In econometrics one often gets the feeling that many of its practitioners think of it as a kind of automatic inferential machine: input data and out comes casual knowledge. This is like pulling a rabbit from a hat. Great — but first you have to put the rabbit in the hat. And this is where assumptions come in to the picture.
As social scientists — and economists — we have to confront the all-important question of how to handle uncertainty and randomness. Should we define randomness with probability? If we do, we have to accept that to speak of randomness we also have to presuppose the existence of nomological probability machines, since probabilities cannot be spoken of – and actually, to be strict, do not at all exist – without specifying such system-contexts.
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