Walter sinnott-Armstrong

Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics

PBS Special "Brains on Trial with Alan Alda": Roundtable Discusses Sentence

Published on Sep 18, 2013

Concluding our PBS Special "Brains on Trial with Alan Alda" Alan discusses the fate of our character, Jimmy. 

What was the judge thinking when he sentenced Jimmy to 12 years in prison? Could he get an early parole? What might Jimmy's fate be in prison, considering he's an addict, impulsive, and impressionable? 

Get answers to these questions and more as Hon. Judge Jed Rakoff discusses the potential impact of his sentence with Alan Alda and experts Nita Farahany and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong of Duke University and Michael Gazzaniga of UC Santa Barbara. 

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