Sunday, March 30, 2014

The neuroscience of restorative justice (Survey)

Video Description:
Daniel Reisel studies the brains of criminal psychopaths (and mice). And he asks a big question: Instead of warehousing these criminals, shouldn’t we be using what we know about the brain to help them rehabilitate? Put another way: If the brain can grow new neural pathways after an injury … could we help the brain re-grow morality?

Survey: Task Force on Restoration of Rights and Status after Conviction


Mark said...

"Instead of warehousing these criminals, shouldn’t we be using what we know about the brain to help them rehabilitate?" Just my opinion: does anyone really think that growing new neural pathways for a person who kidnaps, rapes, sodomizes, and murders an 7-10 year old child will ever get the support of the government and society since the state and federal government along with the media have, what I perceive have done a credible job of total brainwashing with respect to the dynamics of a criminal psychopath, and including sexual offenders???

Mark said...

From Toccoa to Tucson, going down, down, down.

Matt said...

They were 14 doing what typical horny immature teen boys do and they want to destroy his entire life over it? Our society needs to learn to lighten up and not take everything so damn seriously.

I wonder: Is that the first thing these girls did when they found the video, turn it into police? Really? Were they really that traumatized over it? They couldn't put themselves in the shoes of this man and think for a second that maybe turning him over to the police was overdoing it? Did they even try to talk to him about it first? I could understand if it was multiple videos they found that spanned over years but one video that happened three years ago and their reaction is: Let's turn it into the police!

Man, people nowadays, so damn fickle and prone to squealing over everything little thing. So sad. It's like communism.

F.A. Leonetti said...

Pretty much spot on.
If it were possible to calculate the total amount of revenue, that just might be LOST from from such a program being implemented, in advertising media ratings, legal and therapy costs, justice system, prisons and post prison direct costs, not to mention fees and local and state extortion fees, extended sentencing facilities, the amount, I could only guess would be in the thousands of millions of dollars. (ONLY a guess.)

Who ever said....'sex sells.......and sex offenders REALLY sell..."......was dialed in. This entire sex offender PROGRAM is a deplorable unsuccessful attemp and a money making machine, Those who are keeping it oiled KNOW IT. ( The facts do NOT bear them out)

There is NO question that most all of the Fed, state programs, have ANY real effect on actions of sex offenders, In fact, studies from several private firms, national pier colleges and some government studies tell us that mandated programs DO NOT WORK and have the opposite effect and actually create more crime. ( homeless, jobless and the absurd love affair with this public notification B/S)

No doubt, any rehab, would put thousands back to work, contributing to society, buying homes, growing families and put a giant hole in the fact that offenders CAN'T be helped.

The only ones that will be out of a job are those who are making fat bucks off the lives of sex offenders.

Rehab sure makes sense. Helping to promote a personal self worth and improved self image would go a LONG way toward helping to heal the offender AND THIS NATION.

Thanks S.O.I's, for your part of helping to bring to light information and direction on one of our current societies most serious mishandled problem/solutions.

Best Regards
F.A. Leonetti

Mark said...

Mr.Leonetti, your a man after my own heart. Thank you sir.

dlc said...

More and more officers and their staff are getting caught with their hand in the "cookie jar?"

Sex Offender Issues said...

Good, maybe that will help change the laws?

nathan rabalais said...

This is last weeks news

Furebear said...

What this guy need to is a Pardon is a "Forgiveness" not exoneration which is the only way one can get off the Registry. Many States, Nevada for one, still requires one to Register even if they get a Pardon.

getting closer to the street said...

Only one victim came forward after a year of molestation and he worked there for seven months ? The romance is over ? time to feed the mice to the snakes . A sex offender in jail ? A cop in jail ?? A sexoffender cop in jail ??? Do I see overtime with this investigation $$$$ Sherry . If he makes it . If he does'nt of course will be suicide by guilt .
Is there room here for change of laws for justice . Accusations convicted him with no edvidence according to this weird article