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This website is the initiative of the International Society of Therapeutic Jurisprudence.  Originally, this project was driven by an exceptionally talented Advisory Group spanning 18 countries many of whom have been at the forefront of TJ innovations in courts and tribunals for many years.  This international project was coordinated by Pauline Spencer (Victoria, Australia), David … Continue reading Welcome!

Overcoming Myopia in RJ and TJ

Today we have a blog from David Wexler and Stella Maris Margetic. Their blog was inspired by Prof. Tali Gal's superb editorial in the International Journal of Restorative Justice entitled, "Restorative Justice Myopia" (you can access the abstract here). Gal's point was that Restorative Justice (RJ) was myopic in its failure to look at its … Continue reading Overcoming Myopia in RJ and TJ

Court Excellence and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

In this blog David B. Wexler, Honorary President of International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence discusses how the 3rd Edition of the International Framework for Court Excellence is a major advance for therapeutic jurisprudence. The international framework for court excellence The International Framework for Court Excellence was launched in 2008 by an international consortium from Europe, … Continue reading Court Excellence and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Teaching therapeutic jurisprudence: Ideas and resources for educators

In this post, we hear about a new resource created by Professor David Yamada to support the teaching of therapeutic jurisprudence in law programmes across the globe. If therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) is to enjoy greater influence in the realms of legal practice, the making of law and policy, and reform of legal institutions, then legal … Continue reading Teaching therapeutic jurisprudence: Ideas and resources for educators

Peace-of-Mind Consequences of Law: Further Examples (Part II)

In this part two of a two-part blog, the co-authors Professor Cerminara and Dr. Petrucci explore further examples of the topic addressed in the first part. As we discussed in the preceding post, peace-of-mind laws comprise those: (a) whose absence creates constant worry and concern (b) over the long-term (c) for the quality of life … Continue reading Peace-of-Mind Consequences of Law: Further Examples (Part II)

Peace-of-Mind Consequences of Law: An Introduction and a Proposed Definition (Part I)

In part one of this two-part blog, each co-author Professor Cerminara and Dr. Petrucci share a different perspective on the topic: one co-author shares her personal experiences, and one co-author shares a legal perspective. In part two, they explore additional legal examples. The idea of peace-of-mind laws and therapeutic jurisprudence came up after a post … Continue reading Peace-of-Mind Consequences of Law: An Introduction and a Proposed Definition (Part I)