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Punishment is not enough: The victim is satisfied when the offender consequently displays a change in attitude

Get the message: Punishment is satisfying if the transgressor responds to its communicative intent From Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin People who have been treated unfairly often want to punish the person who has wronged them. Psychologists know that the … Continue reading

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Physical pain and guilty pleasures

From Social Psychological and Personality Science  All indulgences in life are bad for us—or at least it often seems that way. We regularly desire things that provide short-term satisfaction, yet may harbor long-term negative consequences. In order to enjoy these … Continue reading

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Should prisoners have a right to vote?

The prisoner’s right to vote and civic responsibility: Reaffirming the social contract? From Probation Journal UK headlines this week have prompted significant public debate regarding the issue of a prisoner’s right to vote. The current law in the UK is … Continue reading

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The rehabilitation aim of probation officers at odds with UK Government punishment agenda

Attitudes and beliefs of trainee probation officers: A ‘new breed’? From Probation Journal In recent years the UK Government has been placing less emphasis on the idea of probation as a form of rehabilitation, instead re-framing it as ‘punishment in … Continue reading

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