Category Archives: Judiciary_Court Craft Series

Exporting Drug Court Concepts to Traditional Court (TJ Court Craft Series #10)

Judge Jamey Hueston (Retired) writes… On any given day, in courtrooms across the world, judges witness the unfortunate consequences of drug abuse reflected by some offenders who are in court “nodding out” from a “heroin high” while waiting for their … Continue reading

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6 therapeutic jurisprudence practices for judges and courts (TJ Court Craft Series #9)

In this blog we draw on an article by Paula O’Byrne where she explores some key TJ practices that can be used to improve the effectiveness of criminal courts… 

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A judicial officer assists offenders to set rehabilitation goals & strategies (TJ Court Craft Series #8)

The TJ Court Craft Series provides practical insights and tools for judges interested in therapeutic jurisprudence, problem solving or solution-focused approaches.  Read other blog posts in the Court Craft Series here. In this post Michael King, a judicial officer in Victoria … Continue reading

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Tips for Procedural Fairness in Court (TJ Court Craft Series #7)

The Centre for Court Innovation describes procedural justice/ procedural fairness as: …the perceived fairness of the procedures and interpersonal communications that defendants and other litigants experience in the courthouse and courtroom, as distinguished from distributive justice, which refers to the … Continue reading

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Responsive judging 

Guest blogger Ann Marie Dewhurst, PhD, Registered Psychologist, reflects on a roundtable discussion – “Responsive Judging” – at the 2016 Law & Society Conference in New Orleans, USA.

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Judicial Communication – speech and the use of language (TJ Court Craft Series #6)

The TJ Court Craft Series provides practical insights and tools for judges interested in therapeutic jurisprudence, problem solving or solution-focused approaches.  Read other blog posts in the Court Craft Series here

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Improving judicial communication (TJ Court Craft series #5) 

The TJ Court Craft Series provides practical insights and tools for judges interested in therapeutic jurisprudence, problem solving or solution-focused approaches.  This blog builds on previous blogs about how to improve conversations in court – link. “Asking questions, paraphrasing, supporting, … Continue reading

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