Via Allan McCay:
The Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE), the Agency and Moral Cognition Network, and the Australian Neurolaw Database Project are co-hosting a workshop on dementia in the courtroom.
Workshop: Dementia in the Courtroom
Date: Friday 14 October 2016
Time: 14:45 - 17:00
Venue: TBC, Macquarie University
All are welcome, but please register with Jeanette Kennett for catering purposes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians aged 65 and over, with a significant associated economic and social burden. Given our aging population there will be an increasing number of people with dementia entering the legal system, creating unique challenges around evidence, capacity, responsibility, just sentencing, and management of offenders.
Dementia may affect capacity to make decisions in various legal domains, including financial management and creation or alteration of a will. Fronto-temporal dementia (behavioural type) causes changes in a person's behaviour and personality, which can result in criminal behaviour. In this workshop, an expert panel will discuss a selection of recent criminal cases from the Australian Neurolaw Database (www.neurolaw.edu.au) where dementia has been a central issue and draw out the legal, ethical and policy issues raised by these cases.
Expert Panellists will include:
- Associate Professor Arlie Loughnan: Criminal Law Theorist
- Dr Hayley Bennett: Barrister and Neuropsychologist
- Dr Pauline Langeluddeke: Clinical Psychologist and expert witness
14:45 - 15:05: Registration and afternoon tea
15:05 - 15:10: Welcome and Introductions
15:10 - 16:15: Presentation of cases and panel discussion
16:15 - 16:45: Q&A
16:45 - 17:00: Summing up and close
All are welcome!
CAVE Website: mq.edu.au/cave/events
Australian Neurolaw Database: www.neurolaw.edu.au
Agency and Moral Cognition Network: http://mq.edu.au/cave/research-clusters/agency-and-moral-cognition-network