The Philosophy of Crime

James Renner

Are killers born or are they made? Does everyone have the capacity to commit murder? Why is true crime so popular today? The Philosophy of Crime tackles the biggest questions about unsolved mysteries by looking to classical philosophy for answers.

55:28 | Apr 15th, 2019

The world has changed. A new tool has been created to solve the coldest cases. And if we're not careful, it'll be taken away from us in a heartbeat.

32:24 | Apr 15th, 2019

On the record, police rarely admit to using psychics to solve crimes. But a surprising number of detectives often consult with soothsayers to discover new leads.
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39:48 | Apr 15th, 2019

In the United States, we still execute prisoners for a variety of crimes. We are one of the last civilized societies to do so. Why is capital punishment so popular, here?

35:20 | Apr 15th, 2019

FBI profilers are the mystical heroes of law enforcement, with the ability to look at a crime and imagine the suspect. But is it science or just wishful thinking?

37:14 | Apr 15th, 2019

Charles Manson never killed anybody. He tricked his friends into doing it for him. But how? And could any one of us be tricked into doing evil deeds?
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