Activities and upcoming events




Ceascro workshop: Modelling the predictive brain.  Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka. Room 401.

The workshop will be led by professor Christoph Mathys (Sissa, Trieste).

The description of the workshop and preparatory material can be seen here. The schedule can be seen here.


Ceascro workshop: Mental illnesses and patient files: interdisciplinary approaches to historical research. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, room 807.

See the program here.


November 6.-17.2017.

Erasmus + Marko Jurjako visit to Donders Institute (Radboud University) – methodology in behavioral sciences

July 3.-4.7.2017.

CEASCRO two-day conference:  Psychopathy: scientific and social challenges . Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rijeka, Croatia.

April 13.4.2017.

I. CEASCRO history workshop: Psychopathy in the Archives: Historical Perspectives on Antisocial Disorders, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rijeka, Croatia.

Speakers: Heike Karge (University of Regensburg), Mirza Redžić (Centre for the Study of Psychopolitical Trauma (CESPT), Sarajevo)


June 20.06.2016.

IV. CEASCRO workshop:  Psychopathy: scientific advancements and philosophical interpretations, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rijeka, Croatia.

Keynote speakers: Luna Centifanti (University of Durham), Janko Međedović (Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, Belgrade)

February 19.02.2016.

III. CEASCRO workshop: The moral and legal responsibility of the psychopath, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, Croatia. Programme

Keynote speaker: Gwen Adshead (Gresham College, London, UK)


September – December 2015

Collaborators on the project CEASCRO Zdenka Brzović and Marko Jurjako will spend the fall term as visiting scholars in New York, USA.

Zdenka Brzović, Department of philosophy, New York University (NYU)

She investigates the scientific status of the concept of psychopathy. The main question is whether the concept of psychopathy as used in contemporary forensic psychiatry is robust enough to be considered a legitimate scientific category. In that respect the research interfaces general discussions on scientific kinds and tries to test and refine them by using psychopathy as a case study.

Marko Jurjako, Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY)

He will investigate the concepts of function and dysfunction that are implicitly presupposed in arguments that underpin the discussion whether individuals with severe psychopathic personality disorder should be held responsible for their actions.

Previous events

August 11.08.2015

One-day international workshop (Psychiatric Hospital Rab) – Psychopathy and Forensic Psychiatry: Perspectives from the UK and Croatia. Keynote speaker: Nikki de Taranto (North London Forensic Service). See the programme here.

See the photo gallery here

July 10.07.2015

Ceascro Project Workshop II – Scientific advancement in the classification and explanation of antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy. Keynote speakers: Rachel Cooper (University of Lancaster) and Inti A. Brazil (University of Nijmegen). You can check the programme here.

See the photo gallery here.



Principal investigator dr. sc. Luca Malatesti and associates dr. sc. Vesna Šendula-Jengić, Zdenka Brzović, and Marko Jurjako have successfully passed a two-day training program on how to use Hare’s Psychopathy Checklist Revised (Malatesti, Brzović and Jurjako) and International Personality Disorder Examination (Šendula-Jengić).

The trainings were held in Edinburgh (Scotland) as part of the Royal Society’s Annual Violence Risk Assessment Workshops.

15.03.2015 News: Ceascro project manager Luca Malatesti was appointed as the chief editor of the category psychopathy on PhilPapers. Congrats! His first act as the chief editor of the category psychopathy on PhilPapers was to appoint Zdenka Brzović, Filip Čeč and Marko Jurjako as his assistant editors.

February 25.02.2015

Ceascro Project Workshop I – Perspectives on antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy, mental health law and care (Programme).

Keynote speaker: Jonathan Glover (King’s College, London)

The workshop was the first day of the international conference “Jonathan Glover on Psychiatry, War, and Morality”.