Category: theory

  • Attention, Rapport, and Loops

    There are three subjects that I’ve been giving a great deal of thought to lately, and I’d like to summarize them and tentatively tie them together in the context of trial here. Attention, Rapport, and Loop Theory. Attention I wrote about attention here. Attention is your one resource. If you are not yet aware of […]

  • Reconsidering General Deterrence

    PJ wrote, in response to a comment of mine to The Only Viable Threat: I will take exception to your claiming deterrence of others as a legitimate purpose of punishment. It ought to be considered unethical to harm people for the purpose of teaching other people something. For example, if a judge determines that, based […]