Stephen J. Morse
Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law; Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry; Associate Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society
Stephen J. Morse works on problems of individual responsibility and agency. Morse has published numerous interdisciplinary articles and chapters and has co-edited collections, including (with A. Roskies) A Primer on Criminal Law and Neuroscience and (with L.Katz & M.
CRIME AND CULPABILITY: A THEORY OF CRIMINAL LAW (2009) (contributing author, with Larry Alexander & Kimberly Kessler Ferzan).
FOUNDATIONS OF CRIMINAL LAW. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1999; Foundation Press, 2000 (co-edited with L. Katz & M.S. Moore).
Articles and Book Chapters
The Neuroscientific Non-Challenge to Meaning, Morals, and Purpose, in NEUROEXISTENTIALISM: MEANING, MORALS, AND PURPOSE IN THE AGE OF NEUROSCIENCE 333-357 (Gregg D. Caruso and Owen Flanagan eds., 2018).
Brief of Amici Curiae of 11 Addiction Experts in Support of Appellee, Commonwealth v. Eldred, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (September 2017) (No. SJC-12279) (with Gene M. Heyman, Scott O. Lilienfeld, & Sally L. Satel).
How Should Justice Policy Treat Young Offenders? (MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, February 2017) (with B J. Casey, Richard J. Bonnie, Andre Davis, David L. Faigman, Morris B. Hoffman, Owen D. Jones, Read Montague, Marcus E. Raichle, Jennifer A. Richeson, Elizabeth S. Scott, Laurence Steinberg, Kim A. Taylor-Thompson, Anthony D. Wagner).
Predicting the Knowledge-Recklessness Distinction in the Human Brain (February 9, 2017). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016 (with Iris Vilares, Michael Wesley, Woo-Young Ahn, Richard J. Bonnie, Morris B. Hoffman, Owen D. Jones, Gideon Yaffe, Terry Lohrenz, Read Montague).
Law and Neuroscience: Recommendations Submitted to the President's Bioethics Commission, 1 J. L. & BIOSCI. 224 (2014). (with Owen D. Jones, Richrd J. Bonnie, B. J. Casey, Andre Davis, David L. Faigman, Morris B. Hoffman, Read Montague, Marcus E. Raichie, Jennifer A. Richeson, Elizabeth S. Scott, Laurence Steinberg, Kim A. Taylor-Thompson, Anthony D. Wagner, Gideon Yaffe)
More publications can be found here.
Before and After Hinckley: Legal Insanity in the United States (February 11, 2021), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 21-08; in THE INSANITY DEFENCE: INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES (Ronnie Mackay & Warren Brookbanks eds., Oxford, forthcoming 2022). (forthcoming)
Is Executive Function The Universal Acid? (November 16, 2020), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 20-46. (forthcoming)
Against the Received Wisdom: Why Should the Criminal Justice System Give Kids a Break? (July 2, 2019), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 19-29; CRIM. L. & PHIL. (forthcoming). (forthcoming)
- Criminal Law
- Mental Health Law
- Neuroscience and Law
Penn Law - Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law (1988-); Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry (1991-); Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1990-92)
USC - Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law (1982-88); Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1979-80); Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences (1979-88); Professor of Psychology (1982-88); Associate Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences (1977-79)
Visiting Professor - California Institute of Technology (Law and Social Science); Cardozo; Georgetown; Virginia
Trustee, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, 1995-2004
- Criminal Law
- Mental Health Law
- Freedom & Responsibility
- Perspectives on Cognitive Neuroscience: Mind, Brain and Society (co-taught in the College's Pilot Program)