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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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News from the 3rd Iberoamerican Therapeutic Jurisprudence Congress

In June Santiago de Compostela in Spain was host to the Iberoamerican Congress of Therapeutic Jurisprudence.  Joaquin Lopez reflects on an energising two days… Although I knew of the existence of the Iberoamerican Association of Therapeutic Jurisprudence/La Asociación Iberoamericana de Justicia … 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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Five reasons why we need solution-focused approaches in courts

Guest blogger Michelle Edgely writes … There are five cogent reasons why governments interested in evidence based policies should support solution-focused methods for dealing with drug-addicted and mentally impaired recidivist offenders in criminal courts:

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Come to the IALMH Therapeutic Jurisprudence Congress – Prague 2017

 Come to present or just listen at the International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH) Congress in Prague 9-14th of July, 2017 special track for therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) at the Congress. From past years we know that the TJ tracks and the other … Continue reading

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TJ thinking: mental health & criminal justice responses

Therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) invites us to look at the design of the law itself and also the application of the law (legal procedures and the roles of legal actors) to see how we can improve therapeutic benefits for people involved in … Continue reading

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New report recommends expansion of therapeutic alternatives

The recently released report of the Victorian Ombudsman (Victoria, Australia) “Investigation into the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners in Victoria“ provides an excellent overview of the rehabilitation programs currently on offer in Victoria Australia and elsewhere around the world.  It  … Continue reading

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