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So, now onto your homework. This week we extended last week's conversation about crime to punishment and we talked about appropriate punishments for different crimes, the death penalty, etc.
For listening, try Death Penalty Abolution (mp3). For original version listening you may like one of the TED talks related to prison: Lessons From Death Row Inmates or The Pyschology of Evil or a fascinating Radiolab segment called Reasonable Doubt.
You could try reading about Prison Guards, Robot Prison Guards in N. Korea or about weird laws from around the world. For original version reading, you may enjoy the article called Anatomy of a Prison.
Don't forget about writing. Try responding to this question: Should criminals be sent to prison or should they do something else as a punishment? Explain your opinion.