Mental Disorder, Culpability, and Criminal Law
Joint international research conference organized by the projects DIMENSIONS and Roots of Responsibility.
This workshop aims to facilitate an inter-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary conversation focused around two driving questions:
- How is the relationship between culpability and mental disorder best understood?
- Where a defendant’s mental disorder potentially plays an exculpatory role, how can this be fairly and accurately accounted for within the culpability determinations that the criminal law makes?
Across two days, the conference will feature presentations by specialists in philosophy, law, psychology, and psychiatry, followed by comments and discussion.
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the DIMENSIONS project, Tova Bennet (Tova.Bennet@uib.no)
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Roots of Responsibility project, Claire Hogg (Claire.Hogg@kcl.ac.uk)
Please note that the program is preliminary and may be subject to change.
Day 1 (Thursday 22nd Sept)
9:30 – Welcome and Introduction
- Opening of the conference - Knut Rypdal
- Introductions by John Hyman and Linda Gröning
10:15 – Session 1: Insanity, Mental disorder and Crime
- Linda Gröning
- Stephen J. Morse
11:45 – Lunch
12:45 – Session 2: Mental Disorder and Moral Agency
- Nomy Arpaly
- Yuuki Otha (responding)
14:30 – Session 3: Applying the Insanity Defence
- Ronnie Mackay
- Slavka Dimitrova
19:30 – Conference Dinner
Day 2 (Friday 23rd Sept)
9:45 – Session 4: Philosophy, Psychiatry and the Criminal Law
- Susanna Radovic
- Gerben Meynen
11:30 – Session 5: Integrated Models of Insanity
- Tova Bennet
- Claire Hogg
- Christopher Slobogin (responding)
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Session 6: Roundtable
15:30 – Conference End