Event: Intoxication, Addiction and the Criminal Law

The Sussex Crime Research Centre (CRC) and the Sussex Addiction Research and Intervention Centre (SARIC) host a conference on Intoxication, Addiction and the Criminal Law on 13th of January 2018 at the University of Sussex.

The conference brings together international experts from across law, philosophy, and neuroscience to discuss intoxicated and/or addicted offenders. It is aimed to investigate the impact of intoxication on the brain of a defendant, and how this links with increased criminal behaviour. The legal response to intoxicated offenders who lack ‘mental fault’ due to their state of intoxication will be analyzed. The conference also launches a research project into the design of a new ‘prior fault offence’.

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