Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Nobel Crime

The Swedish government is forming a "Nobel Prize"-type award for criminologists. It will be interesting to see the type of studies they approve. My guess: anti-death penalty arguments will receive the first award. I'm basing it off this statement in the story: "It encourages developing more effective and humane policies for dealing with victims and offenders. "

That's all well and good, but that's really only one type of criminology, isn't it?

2 Comments:

Blogger Trench said...

Yassir Arafat was awarded a Nobel Prize so go figure.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Henry Garfield said...

And keep in mind that Scandinavia has virtually no violent crime. So they can afford to be all touchy-feely towards their few hardened criminals.

6:26 PM  

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