Making Sex Offenders Pay — and Pay and Pay and Pay
Our latest Freakonomics broadcast episode is named sex that is“Making Pay — and Pay and Pay and Pay.” (it is possible to contribute to the podcast at iTunes or somewhere else, have the rss, or listen through the news player above. You’ll be able to see the transcript, which include credits for the songs you’ll notice in the episode.)
The gist for this episode: certain, intercourse crimes are horrific, additionally the perpetrators deserve to harshly be punished. But culture keeps costs that are exacting out-of-pocket and otherwise — long after the jail phrase happens to be offered.
This episode ended up being influenced (as numerous of our most readily useful episodes are) by an email from the podcast listener. His title is Jake Swartz:
And so I just completed my M.A. in forensic psychology at John Jay and began an internship in an innovative new city … we spend the majority of my times getting together with lovely individuals like rapists and pedophiles. Within my internship, we mainly do treatment (both group and person) with convicted intercourse offenders plus it made me recognize being fully an intercourse offender is really an idea that is terribleaside from the apparent reasons). It is economically disastrous! It is thought by me could be interesting to pay for the economics to be an intercourse offender.
We assumed that by “economically disastrous,” Jake had been mostly speaing frankly about sex-offender registries, which constrain a intercourse offender’s choices after getting away from jail (including where she or he can live, work, etc.). Nevertheless when we observed up with Jake, we discovered he was talking about a complete other pair of costs paid by convicted intercourse offenders. Read More