Approximately 2,000 youth sentenced to life without parole are now serving unconstitutional sentences in US prisons. What is the role for psychology and neuroscience in re-sentencing and parole after Miller and Montgomery?
Join two experts in forensic psychology, law and juvenile justice policy, for a discussion of the dilemmas posed after the Supreme Court’s recent decision to ban mandatory life without possibility of parole for juvenile homicides (Miller v. Alabama, 2012) and then this year to retroactively apply this decision to some 2,000 incarcerated individuals (Montgomery v. Louisiana, 2016).
The event will be held at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, April 13, in Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C (2036) at Harvard Law School (1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA).
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.
Vincent Schiraldi, Senior Research Fellow, Program in Criminal Justice, HKS; Director, Project for Justice in a New Century
Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD, 2015-2016 Senior Fellow in Law & Applied Neuroscience, Center for Law, Brain & Behavior and Petrie-Flom Center; Faculty in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and Associate Vice President for Community Engagement, William James College
Part of the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, a collaboration between the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain & Behavior and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.
Watch video of the entire event below!