Gregg Caruso on Free Will and Punishment

Probable Causation | 29 June 2021 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Gregg Caruso about his book Rejecting Retributivism: Free Will, Punishment, and Criminal Justice. Explores the implications for the judicial system of free will being an illusion and sets out arguments against retributive justice. Proposes a public health quarantine model for criminal justice and a public health approach to preventing violence, replacing the reactive approach to crime with a preventative approach based on the social determinants of crime.

Sarah Brayne on Police Surveillance

Probable Causation | 9 February 2021 | 0h 35m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sarah Brayne about her book Predict and Surveil: Data, Discretion, and the Future of Policing. Describes how the police use big data and new surveillance technologies ad discusses the implications for social inequality, privacy, and civil liberties.

David Skarbek on the Social Order of Prisons

Probable Causation | 15 December 2020 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Skarbek about his book The Puzzle of Prison Order: Why Life Behind Bars Varies Around the World. Explores how the shape of prison social order emerges in response to such factors as prison size and how well prisoners know each other and their reputations.