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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!

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)

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