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We’ve Got Issues: The Science of Justice

In this episode of “We’ve Got Issues,” I explore the concept of free will and how it relates to our modern justice system. I explain how many of our actions, one’s that we consider to be entirely free, are actually out of our control. Then, I look into the following question: If our actions do lack a significant amount of freedom, how would this force us to rethink our modern justice system?

I am joined in this episode by Erin Frykholm, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kansas.

The music used in this episode can be found by following these links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ua6UNLT2aw

Show Notes:

Daniel Sickles

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Sickles

The Brain on Trial

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/07/the-brain-on-trial/308520/

Determinism

http://www.informationphilosopher.com/freedom/determinism.html

Higher Order Volitions

http://file.scirp.org/pdf/OJPP20120100003_88505412.pdf

Compatibilism

http://people.tamu.edu/~sdaniel/Notes/96class4.html

Sam Harris on Free Will

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfpq_CIFDjg

Sam Harris Clip (used in this episode)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmO5uwzFg0M

Norway’s Prison Systems

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-norways-prison-system-is-so-successful-2014-12

Pell Center Report

http://www.salve.edu/sites/default/files/filesfield/documents/Incarceration_and_Recidivism.pdf