Mens Rea Roundtable: Mental Illness, Diminished Capacity and the Flight from Culpability in Arizona

Please join the Academy for Justice at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and David's Hope for a virtual mens rea reform roundtable on Wednesday, December 2nd. Our discussion will focus on the relationship between mental illness, diminished capacity and culpability in the Arizona criminal justice system.

The event will feature a keynote address by Stephen J. Morse, the Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry and an associate director of the University’s Center for Neuroscience & Society. Afterwards, there will be a panel discussion with retired Maricopa County Superior Court Justice Mark W. Armstrong, Chief Deputy Pima County Attorney Amelia Craig Cramer, criminal defense attorney Cary L. Lackey and clinical psychologist Dr. Nicole Taylor. Academy for Justice Assistant Deputy Director and ASU Visiting Assistant Professor Michael Serota will provide opening remarks and moderate the panel discussion.

For those interested in learning more about this important topic before the event, the Academy for Justice recommends reading: Stephen J. Morse, Mental Disorder and Criminal Justice, in Reforming Criminal Justice: A Report of the Academy for Justice (Erik Luna ed., Academy for Justice 2018).


Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Online - Zoom
ASU Law Academy for Justice
Dawn Walton