THE MEMORY WARS Mo Costandi
Modern research has shown that memory is not only reproductive (directly evoking what happened in the past) but also constructive (embellishing what did happen, and creating what did not). The reconstructive tendency has impacted extensively on the conducting of criminal trials, where witnesses have, for all sorts of reasons, displayed faulty memory. Abstract by Tom Rubens.
Book Review: THE GREAT AGNOSTIC: ROBERT INGERSOLL AND AMERICAN FREETHOUGHT by Susan Jacoby, review by Charles Rudd
VIEWPOINTS: B. Smoker, S. Mayer, T. Rubens, D. Forsyth, J. Ginn
THE SCEPTICAL BOBBY Stevyn Colgan
The chief task of the police should be crime prevention, as distinct from crime-solving; and the main way of fulfilling this task is helping to build a community sense among the local population. A community sense reduces motivation to commit crime. Abstract by Tom Rubens.
DO YOU REALLY KNOW HOW YOU FEEL? Richard Firth-Godbehere
A brief but very interesting history of attempts to comprehend and define emotion: eventually focussing on the ‘mutually constitutive’ view that emotions are both biological/neurological and cultural in character; and that they are an indispensable part of decision-making, equal in importance to rationality.Abstract by Tom Rubens.
Book Review: A THEORY OF JUSTICE FOR ANIMALS: Animal Rights in a Non-ideal World by Robert Garner, review by Jennifer R Jeynes
Book Review: HUMANISM FOR ENQUIRING MINDS by Barbara Smoker, review by Penelope Edwards