Hi all,

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: jeanette.kenn...@mq.edu.au


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<http://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

Program:


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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MQCAVE<http://www.facebook.com/MQCAVE>


Australian Neurolaw Database: www.neurolaw.edu.au<http://www.neurolaw.edu.au>


Agency and Moral Cognition Network: 
<http://www.mq.edu.au/research/research-centres-groups-and-facilities/resilient-societies/centres/macquarie-university-research-centre-for-agency,-values-and-ethics/research-clusters/agency-and-moral-cognition-network>
 http://mq.edu.au/cave/research-clusters/agency-and-moral-cognition-network



Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE)
Department of Philosophy
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
CAVE website: mq.edu.au/cave<http://cave.mq.edu.au>
www.facebook.com/MQCAVE<http://www.facebook.com/MQCAVE>

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