Examining Blame and The Power of Forgiveness Within the Justice System

A recent podcast on Radiolab, “Blame,” examines the question of accountability that often surrounds criminal justice and mental health. Listen in for two enticing stories filled with observations on self-identity, the impact of guilt, and the power of forgiveness. The episode also includes a discussion on how the legal system could be improved—including an argument that when sentencing, we should forget about blame altogether and focus on the probability of future recidivism instead.

Updated: February 08 2018