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Effective judging – the TJ Court Craft Series

Judicial officers who are interested in improving the way they communicate in court may be interested in the TJ Court Craft Series.   Previous blogs in the series can be accessed here. Get future posts in the series direct to … Continue reading

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Forming the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence!

The International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ Society) is a new, non-profit, learned association established to advance therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ), a school of legal philosophy and practice that examines the therapeutic and anti-therapeutic properties of laws and public policies, legal … 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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Law student wellbeing in the UK: Developments and directions

Guest blogger Emma Jones, Lecturer in Law, The Open University Law School, writes… Therapeutic jurisprudence focuses on the law’s impact on psychological wellbeing. In doing so, it not only consider the implications of specific laws or legal practices and procedures, … 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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An experienced lawyer talks about how therapeutic jurisprudence improves justice…

Before becoming a professor, Michael Perlin was the Deputy Public Defender in charge of the Mercer County Trial Region in New Jersey, and, for eight years, was the director of the Division of Mental Health Advocacy in the NJ Department … Continue reading

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