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!
Therapeutic Approaches to Remorse in Probation Officer Sentencing Recommendations
Dr. Colleen Berryessa of Rutgers University writes… The ways that people show remorse, including apologizing, crying, or “giving back” to others affected by their actions, have been thought to tell us about people’s character, whether they are truly sorry, and if they will change. This is true both inside and outside the criminal justice system, … Continue reading Therapeutic Approaches to Remorse in Probation Officer Sentencing Recommendations
The International Framework for Court Excellence and Therapeutic Jurisprudence, a bilingual blog / El Marco Internacional para la Excelencia de las Cortes y TJ, un blog bilingüe.
Professor David Wexler writes.... The International Framework for Court Excellence was launched in 2008 by an international consortium from Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States. Its 2nd Edition was released in 2013. The Framework is “a quality management system designed to help courts improve their performance. It represents an all-encompassing approach to achieving court … Continue reading The International Framework for Court Excellence and Therapeutic Jurisprudence, a bilingual blog / El Marco Internacional para la Excelencia de las Cortes y TJ, un blog bilingüe.
Therapeutic Jurisprudence Conference – Australia
We are looking forward to an excellent Therapeutic Jurisprudence conference in Canberra Australia in February 2023. This conference, presented jointly by the National Judicial College of Australia and the Australian National University, brings together members of the judiciary, academics, policy makers and other experts to consider current issues and challenges in the Australian justice system. … Continue reading Therapeutic Jurisprudence Conference – Australia
PROMOTING JUDICIAL REMARKS THAT MIGHT SERVE AS INFORMAL RECOMMENDATION LETTERS
Today, we are joined by one of the pioneers of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ), Professor David Wexler. Professor Wexler has in the past written about how expungement/spent conviction remarks may uplift the petitioner, but the present blog goes an important step beyond and concentrates on how judicial remarks given when one has an on-the books record … Continue reading PROMOTING JUDICIAL REMARKS THAT MIGHT SERVE AS INFORMAL RECOMMENDATION LETTERS
Peace-of-Mind Laws Near the End of Life
Today we hear from Kathy L. Cerminara and Carline Vidal Martinez who shed a light on the peace-of-mind laws of advance care planning and advance directive statutes through a TJ lens. In two previous blog posts, one of us, with another co-author, defined “peace-of-mind laws” and provided examples. A recent bioethical debate about the value … Continue reading Peace-of-Mind Laws Near the End of Life