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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!

Cyber victimization of wives of sex offenders: Can therapeutic jurisprudence help?

Today we hear from guest blogger Professor Dr Debarati Halder of the United World School of Law, Karnavati University, India and Founder of the Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling. Introducing the case of Nirbhaya In 2012 “Nirbhaya” a young female paramedic was brutally gang raped in a cold December night in Delhi, India. Within a … Continue reading Cyber victimization of wives of sex offenders: Can therapeutic jurisprudence help?

Psychopathy, Punishment, Racial Bias and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Today we hear from Guest Bloggers Professor Michael Perlin and Alison Lynch. The two of us recently finished writing a law review article that explores a group of topics rarely covered by either legal or criminological research: the racial implications and neuroscientific questions surrounding the differences between sociopathy and psychopathy, and how those differences can … Continue reading Psychopathy, Punishment, Racial Bias and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Aotearoa New Zealand’s Family Justice System

Guest Blogger Emily Stannard explores how legal actors can improve the therapeutic impact of their roles at an individual level, with immediate effect... Therapeutic Jurisprudence (“TJ”) is the idea that “whether we know it or not, whether we like it or not, the law is a social force with consequences in the psychological domain”. The psychological … Continue reading Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Aotearoa New Zealand’s Family Justice System