Past Event

Federica Coppola - The Emotional Brain and the (Legally) Rational Mind: Shifting Paradigms in Criminal Responsibility and Punishment

October 29, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
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New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032 (Room 6601)

This talk discusses the potential implications of (neuro)scientific knowledge about emotions, socio-environmental factors, and moral behavior for the criteria of criminal responsibility and excuse. It further discusses the consequential impact of this body of empirical knowledge on penal theory and practice, including a shift in the rationale of punishment from retribution to social rehabilitation.

Federica Coppola, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University

This talk is organized by the Center for Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, and Columbia University Medical Center. Please contact Kristen Watson ([email protected]) for more information about the event.