Criminally Minded: The Psychology and Law of Culpability

Criminally Minded: The Psychology and Law of CulpabilityFriday, May 16, 2014, 4pm – CNSI Auditorium

The effects of psychological and social factors on human interaction are of extreme importance to criminal law. This symposium explores one of the most fundamental aspects of criminal law, mens rea, which is the common requirement that culpability is determined by a “guilty mind.” Our panel of experts in law, neuroimaging, and social psychology will discuss how their scholarship and research bears on mens rea issues, elaborating on the complex legal considerations and mental processes invoked in determining criminal culpability. The event will consist of four individual presentations, followed by a moderated Q&A panel with the speakers.

– Jody David Armour, JD, USC Law
Phillip Atiba Goff, PhD, UCLA Psychology
Jesse Rissman, PhD, UCLA Psychology
Dan Simon, SJD, USC Law

Funded by the UCLA Campus Programs Committee of the Program Activities Board



California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) Auditorium
570 Westwood Plaza
Building 114
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Directions to CNSI Auditorium can be found here.

The CNSI Auditorium (green box in map below) is just east of Westwood Plaza, toward the southwest corner of the Court of Sciences.  Suggested parking is in Structures 9 and 2 (purple boxes).  The Psychology (Franz) and Law buildings are also shown (orange boxes).