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Demystifying the Law: Accountability in Negligence Cases

By Dr. Gary Deel

Accountability in the legal system is complicated. What happens when more than one party is responsible for damages to a victim?

There is a Viable Case in the Argument for Free Will

By Dr. Gary Deel

Free will might not be an illusion after all. Just because we haven’t yet found a scientific explanation to support free will doesn’t mean we never will. 

Demystifying the Law: Examining Cause and Effect Principles

By Dr. Gary Deel

Review an interesting legal scenario highlighting how complicated it can be to prove cause and effect in negligence cases. Learn more about the legal precedent involved. 

The Implication of the Absence of Free Will on Criminal Justice – Part II

By Dr. Gary Deel

If thought and behavior are the products of cause and effect in brain chemistry and wiring, can people be held accountable for their actions, criminal or otherwise?

The Implication of the Absence of Free Will on Criminal Justice – Part I

By Gary Deel

The U.S. criminal justice system assumes that people possess free will to make decisions and thus people are accountable for their choices. But is this logic skewed? Do people really have free will? 

 

Rethinking the Purpose of the Criminal Justice System: Rehabilitation

By Dr. Gary Deel

Can the U.S. criminal justice system be reformed to rehabilitate inmates? Learn how Norway's correctional system is based on the idea that no offender is beyond the capacity for rehabilitation.

Rethinking the Purpose of the Criminal Justice System: Reducing Recidivism

By Dr. Gary Deel

Why are recidivism rates in the U.S. so high? Learn how Norway's correctional system, which has very low recidivism rates, is structured differently. What could the U.S. correctional system do differently to change its approach to rehabilitative justice?