Monday, April 23, 2007

News and Blogs Together, Monday, April 23, 2007

  • Read this post on the British "surveillance society" at Neuroethics and Law and see if you can sleep well tonight. If you can, you’re even scarier.
  • Rarely note one of our own posts, but the comment posted at the bottom will get you to an interesting and related corrections sentencing blog.
  • Let’s see, largest incarceration rates, lack of resources for more cost-effective public safety and other public services, largest infant death rates. Nothing to see here. Move along.
  • One of the biggest problems with probation and parole generally and one of the best reasons why technocorrections will not live up to the expectations placed on it either, this time in MD.
  • And FL finds the same mismatch of resources to demand in post-incarceration supervision as MD in its efforts to crack down on and restrict registered sex offenders.
  • Squeezing the toothpaste tube in MI, yet again. It needs to cut budgets but can't (won't) cut prisons so the courts and judges get cut. . . which should improve public safety just a whole, whole lot, right?
  • Finally, more proof that the neurochemical serotonin is strongly linked to aggression. Of course, it's fruit flies in this research, but it's the principle we need to follow, especially when it fits with all the other species in which the relationship's been found. (And keep it in mind next time you're swatting at fruit flies.)

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