Tag Archives: therapeutic jurisprudence

What judicial officers say about youth justice…

Interviews with Children’s Court magistrates in New South Wales, Australia, provide a rare insight into the views of those working everyday at the coal face of youth justice… The research of Kelly Richards, Lorana Bartels and Jane Bolitho suggests: magistrates … Continue reading

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From Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Roper: When Social Science Serves as Authority in Law

Guest blogger Andrew Siske, Center for Families, Children and the Courts, Student Fellow (2016-2017) explores the role that social science can play in the law…

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Chief Justice: Non-adversarial approaches in criminal and civil law essential to “effective justice”

At the recent Second International Conference on Non-adversarial Justice: integrating theory and practice The Honourable Wayne Martin AC Chief Justice of Western Australia noted the limitations  of a purely adversarial system and proposed  that development and expansion of the principles of … Continue reading

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Problem Solving Courts in Australia: The Application of Therapeutic Jurisprudence – Mostly

Guest blogger Michael Perlin, Professor Emeritus of Law, New York Law School and International Visiting Scholar RMIT School of Law reflects on his recent visit to Australia… I am now back home in New Jersey after a remarkable trip to … Continue reading

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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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Creating a Re-Entry Court by wagging the probation tail

Guest bloggers Professor David B. Wexler &  Judge Michael D. Jones  (Retired) talk about how to improve people’s chances of successful transition from prison to community through a therapeutic application of existing law…

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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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