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- “Clemency”, the movie, delivers a powerful therapeutic jurisprudence relevant message about the death penalty in America
- Talking about Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ) at Non-TJ conferences
- Can a therapeutic jurisprudence approach improve Australian parole systems?
- Judicial conciliation in a ‘therapeutic key’ in Italy
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- Psychological Trauma, Social Pain, and Therapeutic Jurisprudence
- Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the UK: Reflections on the first meeting of the ISTJ UK Chapter
- AUSTRALIA’S FIRST RESEARCH MEASURING JUDICIAL STRESS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND THE COURTS?
- Therapeutic Jurisprudence as an anti-bias tool in courtrooms
- In Australia, New Zealand/Aotearoa or Oceania region? Want to improve the justice system?
“Clemency”, the movie, delivers a powerful therapeutic jurisprudence relevant message about the death penalty in America
Guest Blogger Professor Michael L. Perlin, New York Law School, explores how we can expand the reach of TJ and grow the worldwide TJ community…
In 2019 I attended American Society of Criminology conference where I presented two TJ-related papers— “Man, I Ain’t No Judge”: The Therapeutic Jurisprudence Implications of the Use of Non-judicial Officers in Criminal Justice Cases and “See This Empty Cage Now Corrode”: The International Human Rights Implications of Sexually Violent Predator Laws. I will, over the next few months, be turning both of these into articles that will, eventually if all goes well, be accessible on data bases available to lawyers and to social scientists.
Guest blogger Max Henshaw writes…
Nearly half (46%) of adults released from prison in Australia will return within two years. Coupled with growing, and disproportionate, prisoner numbers, Australia is failing to reduce recidivism and facilitate desistance from crime.
Guest blogger Giuliana Romualdi, Lecturer in Mediation and ADR Procedures, University of Siena and PhD in civil procedural law at the University of Bologna, writes…
The inefficiency of civil justice is one of the main issues of the current political and institutional debate in Italy. There are various reasons for this inefficiency: despite a high productivity in terms of courts’ output, the Italian civil justice system is characterised by a high level of litigiousness compared to other European countries. Delay in the resolution of disputes is also caused by limited resources (both human and economic) of the justice administration, by frequent legislative changes, the low court fees, and according to some authors, by the high number of lawyers. Since 1990, sectorial reforms of the civil process have succeeded year after year, but the poor results are there for all to see. The length of proceedings is less serious in the criminal justice system thanks to the Code of Criminal Procedure (issued in 1988), which represented an overhaul of the system, with the introduction of alternatives to trial.
Therapeutic Jurisprudence founder, Professor David Wexler, calls on us to collect, disseminate, digest and employ creative TJ practices and techniques…
When we speak of TJ “practices and techniques”, we refer to the “roles” of legal actors—typically judges, lawyers, and others working within the legal realm. In other terminology, the practices and techniques can be seen as the “therapeutic application of the law”(TAL), in contrast to the “therapeutic design of the law (TDL), which relates to the operative legal landscape of rules and procedures.
On Thursday, 6th June 2019, participants from across the UK and beyond converged on The Open University Law School in Milton Keynes to attend the first meeting of the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence’s UK Chapter. With six diverse presentations coupled with lively questions and discussions, it was an engaging and inspiring day that hopefully marks the start of even greater things to come.
AUSTRALIA’S FIRST RESEARCH MEASURING JUDICIAL STRESS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND THE COURTS?
The legal philosophy of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ) invites us to examine how laws, legal processes and the roles of legal actors may be undertaken in a way to maximise wellbeing. We often reflect on the wellbeing of people coming before our courts, but what about the wellbeing of the presiding judicial officers? In this blog we profile groundbreaking empirical research on this topic...
In this blog, Professor Vicki Lens of the Silberman School of Social Work, The City University of New York, explores dependency courts and the intersection of race, gender and class and how TJ principles can be used to reduce bias in court rooms. While Professor Lens’ work centres around dependency courts in the family law/child neglect/protection area, the ideas discussed have applicability in other specialist and mainstream court settings…
Interested in a justice system that improves the well-being of all those impacted it?
Come along to the first Therapeutic Jurisprudence Oceania symposium in Brisbane, Australia on April 13 & 14, 2019
It will be an intimate and relaxed gathering of people across the region to exchange current TJ developments and plan for the future of TJ in Oceania.\
For all the details link here to the ISTJ Oceania Chapter Symposium Flyer
And spread the word through your networks!
Katey Thom & Nigel Stobbs,
ISTJ Oceania Co-Convenors