The Third Hoffinger Criminal Justice Forum

Please join faculty members from NYU and neighboring institutions, policymakers, and practitioners on Monday, November 28  for the final 2011-12 Hoffinger Criminal Justice Forum of this fall.   Our speaker will be Stephen J. Morse, Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology and Law (Psychiatry Department) at the University of Pennsylvania.  His talk is titled “The Perils and Promises of Neuroscience for Criminal Law”.

Colloquium: 7:45-9:15pm: no RSVP is necessary for the talk.

Stephen J. Morse is no doubt well known to many of you as an expert in criminal and mental health law whose work emphasizes individual responsibility in criminal and civil law. Educated in law and psychology at Harvard, Morse has written for law reviews, journals of psychology, psychiatry, and philosophy, and he has edited collections, including the Primer on Law and Neuroscience (with Adina Roskies, Oxford University Press, forthcoming) and Foundations of Criminal Law ((with Leo Katz and Michael S. Moore, Foundation Press, 2000). He was a contributing author (with Larry Alexander and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan) to Crime and Culpability: A Theory of Criminal Law (Cambridge University Press, 2009),and is working on a new book, Desert and Disease: Responsibility and Social Control. Morse was Co-Director of the MacArthur Foundation’s Law and Neuroscience Project and he co-directed the Project’s Research Network on Criminal Responsibility and Prediction. Morse is a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology; a past president of Division 41 of the American Psychological Association (the American Psychology-Law Society); a recipient of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology’s Distinguished Contribution Award; a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mental Health and Law (1988-1996); and a trustee of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in Washington, D.C. (1995-present).

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