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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.

Learn more on our website: http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/crimes-of-passion

Details

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

Venue

WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

Organizer

Publicity Contact Name
Cristine Hutchison-Jones
Publicity Contact Email
chutchisonjones@law.harvard.edu
Research Program:
Petrie-Flom Center
Department:
Research Programs Events