Our latest Freakonomics broadcast episode is called “Making Sex Offenders Pay — and Pay and Pay and Pay.” (it is possible to sign up for the podcast at iTunes or somewhere else, have the rss, or listen through the news player above. You may browse the transcript, which include credits for the songs hear that is you’ll the episode.)
The gist with this episode: certain, intercourse crimes are horrific, therefore the perpetrators deserve to be punished harshly. But culture keeps exacting costs — out-of-pocket and otherwise — long after the jail phrase happens to be served.
This episode had been motivated (as much of our most readily 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 an innovative new city … I spend the majority of my days spending time with lovely individuals like rapists and pedophiles.