Pre-Crime In Society

James and Henry explore the moral and technical possibilities of pre-crime and crime prediction. Do we have a responsibility to take children away from circumstances that would increase their probability of criminal activity? Is it right to profile a person based on the content of their brain? All this and more, today with James Prell and Henry Poeng.

Comments (5)

Ellen To (Student 2014)
Ellen To

I like how you involved the movie Minority Report! I like the music that was involved at the beginning and at the end of the podcast. I think that it is harder to change the probability of a child committing a crime in the future. I wonder what parents would say if children we're taken away from their homes.

Sean Force (Student 2014)
Sean Force

So as far as my opinion I don't really think that this would a great idea because like in the movie there isn't a perfect system so it is bound to fail at some point. I liked that you interviewed each other to get even more perspectives first. On top of this you managed to fit in a lot of interviews without making it feel rushed. Are there any other example of this in stories and or movies?

Byshera Moore-Williams (Student 2014)
Byshera Moore-Williams

think that pre-crime is a really cool topic. The only problem I would have with it is that people can always change their mind at the last minute. I really liked your opening the music really sets a tone. You both were every loud and clear. Why think that pre-crime can be wrong?

Tamatha Lancaster (Student 2014)
Tamatha Lancaster

I like how you started your podcast with the jazz music as you was talking. It gives a mellow feeling. Another thing that I found interesting is the fact that your podcast is an actually conversation between each other, you're telling your thoughts and the questions you have on the topic.

How do think someone would respond if they were for pre-crime?