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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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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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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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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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Better judicial conversations (TJ Court Craft series #4)

The TJ Court Craft Series provides practical insights and tools for judges interested in therapeutic jurisprudence, problem solving or solution-focused approaches.  Read other blogs in the Court Craft Series here. This blog builds on our previous post about improving communication … Continue reading

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Can judges have better court conversations? (TJ Court Craft Series #3)

The TJ Court Craft Series provides practical insights and tools for judges interested in therapeutic jurisprudence, problem solving or solution-focused approaches.   Read other blogs in the TJ Court Craft Series  (click here) “A judicial officer can use questions, statements, requests, … Continue reading

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