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Guilty Minds
A Virtual Conference on Mens Rea and Criminal Justice Reform

Hosted by the Academy for Justice and Arizona State Law Journal

Introductory Lecture – Professor Michael Serota

Michael Serota, Visiting Assistant Professor at Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, and Associate Deputy Director of the Academy for Justice, introduces the conference and discusses the topic of mens rea reform.

Special Lecture – Professor Francis Shen

Francis Shen, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota, discusses Psychology, Neuroscience and the Enduring Mysteries of Mens Rea for the Guilty Minds Virtual Conference hosted by the Academy for Justice and Arizona State Law Journal.

Psychology, Neuroscience and the Enduring Mysteries of Mens Rea

PPTX file

Powerpoint presentation for Psychology, Neuroscience and the Enduring Mysteries of Mens Rea by Associate Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota, Francis Shen.

Conference Video Presentations

Judicial Review of Strict Liability Local Ordinances

7:12

Brenner Fissell, Associate Professor of Law at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University discusses the paper Judicial Review of Strict Liability Local Ordinances that he co-authored for the Guilty Minds Virtual Conference hosted by the Academy for Justice and Arizona State Law Journal.

Willful Blindness Doctrine

5:08

Kenneth Simons, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Philosophy at University of California, Irvine School of Law, discusses his paper Willful Blindness Doctrine: Justifiable in Principle, Problematic in Practice that he authored for the Guilty Minds Virtual Conference hosted by the Academy for Justice and Arizona State Law Journal.

Conspiracy, Complicity, and the Scope of Contemplated Crime

6:48

Kimberly Ferzan, Earle Hepburn Professor of Law and Co-Director for the Institute of Law & Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, discusses her paper Conspiracy, Complicity, and the Scope of Contemplated Crime that she authored for the Guilty Minds Virtual Conference hosted by the Academy for Justice and Arizona State Law Journal.

Felony Murder and Police Violence

22:15

Guyora Binder, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Hodgson Russ Faculty Scholar and Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Development at University of Buffalo School of Law, presents on Felony Murder and Police Violence for the Guilty Minds Virtual Conference hosted by the Academy for Justice and Arizona State Law Journal.

Two Sides of the Same
Interpretive Coin

8:58

Shon Hopwood, Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University, discusses his paper Two Sides of the Same Interpretive Coin: The Presumption of Mens Rea and the Historical Rule of Lenity, for the Guilty Minds Virtual Conference hosted by the Academy for Justice and Arizona State Law Journal.

The Depths of Malice

9:24

Vera Bergelson, Distinguished Professor of Law and Robert E. Knowlton Scholar at Rutgers Law School, discusses her paper The Depths of Malice that she authored for the Guilty Minds Virtual Conference hosted by the Academy for Justice and Arizona State Law Journal.

Versari Crimes

6:28

Stephen Garvey, A. Robert Noll Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, discusses his paper Versari Crimes that he authored for the Guilty Minds Virtual Conference hosted by the Academy for Justice and Arizona State Law Journal.

Ignorance of Wrongdoing
and Mens Rea

5:05

Douglas Husak, Distinguished Professor at Rutgers, discusses Ignorance of Wrongdoing and Mens Rea for the Guilty Minds Virtual Conference hosted by the Academy for Justice and Arizona State Law Journal.

Decarceration and Default Mental States

6:06

Benjamin Levin, Associate Professor of Law at University of Colorado Law School, discusses his paper Decarceration and Default Mental States that he authored for the Guilty Minds Virtual Conference hosted by the Academy for Justice and Arizona State Law Journal.

Internal and External Challenges to Culpability

17:59

Stephen Morse, Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law, Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry, and Associate Director, Center for Neuroscience and Society at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses his paper Internal and External Challenges to Culpability that he authored for the Guilty Minds Virtual Conference hosted by the Academy for Justice and Arizona State Law Journal.

Reckless Racism & Hate Crime

31:03

Ekow Yankah, Professor of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, presents Reckless Racism & Hate Crime, for the Guilty Minds Virtual Conference hosted by the Academy for Justice and Arizona State Law Journal.