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Due to a change in our panelists’ availability, this event has been postponed. Keep an eye on our website for updates on a new date: http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/crimes-of-passion.

Description

On Valentine’s Day we celebrate love. But the criminal law often sees love and passion turned into violence. How does this happen? And how should law respond? Many doctrines, most notably the “heat of passion” defense – which historically has been used disproportionately to excuse the crimes of men against women – rely on a distinction between defendants who acted “emotionally” instead of “rationally.” But modern neuroscience has debunked the idea that reason and emotion are two entirely different mental states. This panel will explore how law should respond to this neuroscientific challenge to long-held doctrine.

Part of the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, a collaboration between the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

Details

Date:
February 14
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:
Tags:
Health
Website:
http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/crimes-of-passion

Organizer

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioetihcs at Harvard Law School
Email:
Website:
http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu