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Associate Dean Litton and Colleagues Publish Work on Moral Judgment

Associate Dean Litton and co-authors Philip Robbins and Fernando Alvear of Mizzou’s Philosophy Department have published their new set of studies on the relationship between perceptions of an agent’s life history and moral judgments of that agent’s conduct. In this article, Good Deeds and Hard Knocks: The Effect of Past Suffering on Praise for Moral Behavior, the authors focused on…

Student Perspectives: Practice Trial by Zoom

With the abrupt transition to online learning, our professors and students have had to be inventive with their engagements. Associate Dean Paul Litton teaches criminal law, and to keep things interesting, he hosted a practice trial by Zoom for his students last week. He even changed into a Rockbridge green robe, which reflected the graduates of the jurisdiction. Below is…

MU Faculty Publish Study that Shows Criminal Offenders with Genetic Mental Disorders are Judged More Negatively

New research by Associate Dean Paul Litton and MU Associate Professor of Philosophy Philip Robbins shows that offenders with genetic mental disorders are judged more negatively than mentally disordered offenders whose criminal behavior is rooted in environmental factors, such as childhood abuse. Additionally, offenders with genetic mental disorders are judged just as negatively as offenders whose mental disorder has no…

Mizzou Law Faculty Present to Missouri Middle and High School Teachers

Professor Rigel Oliveri and Associate Dean Paul Litton recently presented at a summer institute for the James Madison Legacy Project, which is a joint effort by The Missouri Bar’s Citizenship Education Program and the Center for Civic Education. Attendees were middle and high school teachers from across Missouri who will be teaching a curriculum about the United States Constitution this…