The Humanist Dinner Club: Crime and Punishment
This month, we will discuss recent news stories that raise the question of how much punishment is appropriate for a specific crime. Participants are asked to do some preparation before the discussion. The total time required should be less than one hour.
Please start by watching this brief video that explains and discusses the various theories of punishment, all of which we will discuss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZadt1jpEFI
Then, please read and listen to this NPR story of the recent sentencing of Amber Guyger, a white police officer who accidentally entered a black neighbor's apartment apartment believing it was her own. She shot and killed him. https://www.npr.org/2019/10/02/766454839/amber-guyger-ex-officer-who-killed-man-in-his-apartment-given-10-years-in-prison
Then, please read this story about the sentencing of parents who have pled guilty in the college admissions scandal: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/us/college-admissions-scandal-consultants.html
Please come by 6:30 pm so that we can all get our orders placed and start the conversation by 6:45. The meeting will end promptly at 8:30 pm
Also, please RSVP so that we know how many people to expect - we divide the group up into smaller groups of about 6-8 participants to ensure that everyone gets a chance to participate.