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Zef Faassen

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Mr. J.N. Faassen
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+31 71 527 2727
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j.n.faassen@law.leidenuniv.nl

Zef Faassen is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology. He is currently working on his dissertation that presents a dual-process theory of criminalization, a corollary of Daniel Kahneman’s (2011) en Joshua Greene’s (2013) dual-process theories.

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Zef Faassen is a PhD Candidate at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology. He is currently working on his dissertation that presents a dual-process theory of criminalization, a corollary of Daniel Kahneman’s (2011) en Joshua Greene’s (2013) dual-process theories. His research also includes an empirical paper, presented here as a working paperthat provides (preliminary) empirical evidence for this theory. Zef's research is based on his Master’s thesis, written in Dutch (English summary included).

Title PhD research:

Criminalization, Fast & Slow. The impact of cognitive (neuro)science on morality and the criminal law

Topic:

My research focuses on a fundamental question: what type of behaviour should be brought under the scope of the criminal law? From a philosophical perspective: what type of conduct should be considered good, or evil? I try to look at these questions from a new, cognitive (neuro)scientific perspective: how do our minds create notions of good and evil? And what happens in our brains when we think about right and wrong?

In my dissertation, I try to incorporate findings from moral psychology, cognitive (neuro)science and evolutionairy theory in traditional legal theory. The ultimate goal is to understand how our minds think about morality and the criminal law, and also: to understand how we can become better at thinking about it. Do insights from cognitive neuroscience help us in tackling pressing, longtermist, modern moral problems such as climate change, the dangers of A.I. and other (bio)technological developments?

 

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  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Strafrecht & Criminologie
  • Straf- en Strafprocesrecht
  • Faassen Z., Reef J. & Wolf M.J.F. van der (2021), Virtuele kinderpornografie als behandelinstrument in de forensische psychiatrie: een catch-22 - Verkenning van de gedragskundige en juridische mogelijkheden. In: Altena J., Cnossen J., Crijns J., Schuyt P. & Voorde J. ten (Eds.) In onderlinge samenhang: Liber Amicorum Tineke Cleiren. Den Haag: Boom Juridisch. 319-336. book chapter

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