The Behavioral Code: The Hidden Ways the Law Makes us Better … or Worse

4:30pm EST January 31

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Named a Notable Book of 2021 by Behavioral Scientist magazine, The Behavioral Code has been described as “Freakonomics for the law.” 

Regulation is all about shaping people’s behavior. In The Behavioral Code, Professors van Rooij and Fine draw on decades of research to uncover the root causes and hidden forces that drive human behavior and our responses to society’s laws. In doing so, they offer a necessary and different approach to battling crime, malfeasance, and injustice that is based in understanding the science of human misconduct—rather than relying on fear of punishment as a way to shape behavior.

This lecture will be held over Zoom and is free and open to the public.