Category Archives: mainstreaming TJ

What can mainstream courts learn from aboriginal sentencing courts…

Guest blogger Jordan Tutton writes… In early 2016, a young Indigenous Australian man robbed a liquor store in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. He pleaded guilty and asked to be sentenced in a specialist criminal court established to … Continue reading

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Amateur Therapists or Amateur Justice? Why we can’t let fear of progress slow therapeutic jurisprudence reform

I cannot imagine a more dangerous branch than an unrestrained judiciary full of amateur psychiatrists poised to “do good” rather than to apply the law. – Judge Morris Hoffman Some critics of therapeutic jurisprudence argue that when judges adopt a … Continue reading

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Key elements of a re-entry court for people transitioning from prison to community

Guest bloggers Judge William Knight, Caroline Cooper and David Wexler describe the Louisiana Reentry Court and identify features that may be exportable into other jurisdictions…

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The Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

In this blog Kirk Heilbrun, Patricia Griffin, Edward Mulvey, David DeMatteo, and Carol Schubert explore the Sequential Intercept Model,  how can it be used and it’s relationship with therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ)… There is now pending legislation in the U.S. Senate … Continue reading

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Moving Forward on Mainstreaming Therapeutic Jurisprudence

David Wexler shares his ideas for furthering both the therapeutic design of the law and the therapeutic application of the law.    Download David Wexler’s article here. Interested in TJ? This article is a chapter in a soon to be released … Continue reading

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Mainstream TJ article and legal studies guide now available!

Recently published in the The Alternative Law Journal,  “From alternative to the new normal: Therapeutic jurisprudence in the Mainstream” analyses the TJ potential of the existing sentencing law and legal processes in Victoria (Australia) including the potential for judicial supervision during bail, pre-sentence and post sentence.  The paper proposes … Continue reading

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New article: TJ in mainstream criminal justice

In the latest edition of The Alternative Law Journal, Victorian Magistrate Pauline Spencer, explores how therapeutic jurisprudence can provide a way of thinking about how to make our laws and legal systems more humane, just and effective. “From alternative to … Continue reading

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