Friday, May 2, 2014

UB School of Law ~ BCLC (Buffalo Criminal Law Center) Conference
A Comparative Conversation on Causation and Culpability in the Criminal Law

This conference brought together speakers from Europe, Latin America and the United States to talk about a wide variety of issues related either to causation or culpability in the criminal law. Specific issues include, but were not limited to:

  • Criticism of the Model Penal Code's approach to causation
  • Recklessness and Dolus Eventualis
  • The culpability of corporations
  • The culpability of accomplices

The ultimate goal of the conference was to lay the foundation for future comparative criminal law conversations. The event was part of the BCLC Comparative Criminal Law Conversations Project, which strives to bridge the gap between common and civil law approaches to the criminal justice issues of our day.