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Is Criminal Justice a Good Way to Reduce Gender-Based Crime?

More on feminist prosecutors and their feminist detractors.

Episode Notes

In this Slate Plus segment, Sarah Lustbader, senior legal counsel at the Justice Collaborative and contributor at the Appeal, and Barry discuss the issues raised in Episode 4: Gender Justice. They talk about whether the adversarial system of prosecution and defense makes the criminal justice system a bad way to pursue improvements in gender relations and reduce gender-based crime.

About the Show

Hi-Phi Nation is philosophy in story form, integrating narrative journalism with big ideas. We look at stories from everyday life, law, science, popular culture, and strange corners of human experiences that raise thought-provoking questions about things like justice, knowledge, the self, morality, and existence. We then seek answers with the help of academics and philosophers. The show is produced and hosted by Barry Lam of Vassar College.

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  • Barry Lam is the host and producer of the Hi-Phi Nation podcast and is an associate professor of philosophy at Vassar College.