Category: Juridical system

  • Prisons: A paradise?!? (for liberals) [OR: Eating apples.]

    Prisons. All are treated equally. Food for everyone. Free medical care. Only police has guns. A liberal paradise! Watch out what you dream for. Because while you are dreaming high walls are rising around you. Enclosing you in happiness. (like… Sweden?) Which will seem more and more like unhappiness. Adam and Eve were not in…

  • Crime with no punishment. A modern axiom waiting for a theory…

    Juries in criminal cases typically decide if someone is guilty, then a judge determines a suitable level of punishment. New research confirms that these two separate assessments of guilt and punishment – though related – are calculated in different parts of the brain. In fact, researchers have found that they can disrupt and change one…

  • Imprisonment. Fear. Rehabilitation. Stupidity.

    The Onion – the satirical news site – posted a nice post recently: “15 Years In Environment Of Constant Fear Somehow Fails To Rehabilitate Prisoner”. (1) It may sound silly. It may sound stupid. It may sound funny. But it is clever. And to the point. And not funny at all. We imprison people. We…

  • e-Justice. Not!

    The great e-commerce boom has had an unexpected side effect – the rise of digital courts. eBay has long relied on its Resolution Centre to solve petty disagreements between buyers and sellers, and the model has become surprisingly popular among others who do business online. So much so, in fact, that one Swedish company has…

  • Grant legal rights you… god!

    Αn animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) filed a lawsuit in a New York Supreme Court in an attempt to get a judge to declare that chimpanzees are legal persons and should be freed from captivity. (1) We give legal rights to animals. But… who gave us the right to give…

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