Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is known as “Making Sex Offenders Pay — and Pay and Pay and Pay.” (it is possible to sign up to the podcast at iTunes or somewhere else, obtain the feed, or pay attention through the news player above. You may also see the transcript, which include credits for the songs you’ll notice in the episode.)
The gist with this episode: certain, intercourse crimes are horrific, together with perpetrators deserve to harshly be punished. But culture keeps exacting costs — out-of-pocket and otherwise — long after the jail sentence happens to be served.
This episode had been encouraged (as much of our most useful episodes are) by an email from the podcast listener. Their title is Jake Swartz:
Thus I just completed my M.A. in forensic therapy at John Jay and began an internship in a brand new city … we spend the majority of my times spending time with lovely individuals like rapists and pedophiles. Inside my internship, we mainly do treatment (both group and person) with convicted intercourse offenders also it made me recognize being an intercourse offender is just an idea that is terriblein addition to the apparent reasons). It’s economically disastrous!