Watch TED Talks: Crime & Punishment

Those who are looking for lessons from death row inmates and lessons in life should look for the lecture of David R. Dow, which is a fantastic talk about the lessons that we can gain from death row inmates. What sort of rules can we learn from death row inmates? That’s a good question. There are many different lessons that you can learn in this twenty minute talk. The nice thing about this talk is that you can gain a lot of information in just a few minutes. It's spiced full of stories that anyone can relate to.

1 Season, 14 Episodes
December 7, 2016
Crime, Documentary & Biography, Science & Technology
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
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  • The land of the free has become a legal minefield, says Philip K. Howard. A lawyer himself, Howard has four propositions for simplifying U.S. law.

  • Shaffi Mather explains why he left his first career to become a social entrepreneur. His new idea is a company to fight corruption in public service.

  • Before becoming Director General of the Indian Police Service, Kiran Bedi transformed one of the country's toughest prisons into a center of learning.

  • At TEDxBerlin, Peter Eigen of Transparency International describes his organization's thrilling fight against government corruption in global companies.

  • Ghanaian economist George Ayittey unleashes his anger toward corrupt leaders in Africa and calls on the "Cheetah generation" to take back the land.

  • Cybercrime expert Mikko Hypponen talks us through three types of online attack on our privacy and data -- and only two are considered crimes.

  • The majority of judicial torture happens in ordinary cases. Social activist Karen Tse shows how we can stand up and end the use of routine torture.

  • Loretta Napoleoni details her rare opportunity to talk to the secretive Italian Red Brigades -- which sparked a lifelong interest in terrorism.

  • Computer security expert Mikko Hypponen tells us how we can stop viruses -- now a tool for crime and espionage -- from threatening the Internet.

  • After ending up on a watch list by accident, Hasan Elahi was advised by local FBI agents to let them know his travel plans. He did that and more.

  • Sarah Kaminsky tells the story of how her father Adolfo's ingenuity and talent for forgery helped save lives during World War II.

  • Damon Horowitz teaches philosophy to inmates of San Quentin State Prison. In this powerful talk, he tells of an encounter with right and wrong.

  • Misha Glenny spent years investigating organized crime networks worldwide, which have grown to an estimated 15 percent of the global economy.

  • Behavioral economist Dan Ariely studies the bugs in our moral code: Why do we sometimes think it's OK to cheat? He says we're predictably irrational.

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