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Therapeutic Jurisprudence: A Response to Denial of Human Dignity in Public Policy

Guest blogger Professor David Yamada writes… Here in the U.S., I sometimes struggle over how to reconcile my everyday work with the ongoing existential threat that we face in our public sphere, generating from Washington D.C. How can my little … Continue reading

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Prison/Court Video Links: Tips for Judges (TJ Court Craft Series #13)

Magistrate Pauline Spencer (Victoria, Australia) writes…. With the emergence of technology and pressures on prison/court transportation, the use of video links between prisons and courts are becoming more commonplace.

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Advancing Rights of Nature through Restorative Justice

TJ is a lens that can be applied to any area of the law, this week Guest Blogger Femke Wijdekop continues our exploration of environmental law…

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Environmental Psychology & Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Rethinking Environmental Courts and Tribunals

The legal philosophy of therapeutic jurisprudence – how the law and legal processes can innovate to improve the wellbeing of people and communities – is a interdisciplinary approach that can be applied in all areas of the law.    Over … Continue reading

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A therapeutic Jurisprudence response to viral online games such as #Bluewhale and #KIKI challenge

In recent years social media has led to the viral spread of various games or challenges. Some such as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – where participants dumped a bucket of ice cold water over their heads – have been … Continue reading

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Restorative practices to further therapeutic jurisprudence in Family Courts (An Amicus Justitia Brief)

Magistrate Gabriela McKellar writes… I am a magistrate in a Family Court in Cape Town South Africa, and I am interested in how to ensure a more consistent practice of Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Family Courts.

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Steps towards change – a tool for judges working with persons with substance abuse disorders (TJ Court Craft Series #12)

Guest blogger Magistrate Pauline Spencer writes…. Judicial officers seeing people with substance abuse disorder will often see people who are feeling overwhelmed.

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