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!
Thank you so much for your interest in submitting an essay to the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence (ISTJ) blog! For your convenience, we have provided below some guidelines that you should consider when making submissions to the blog. How to I submit? Please direct all submissions to the ISTJ blog email address: email@example.com. The … Continue reading A guideline for writing ISTJ blogs
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
Here at ‘MainstreamingTJ’, we have started 2021 off with some exciting changes. The website has been revamped, making the diverse blogs, resources and links to the wider ISTJ community easily accessible. We have also expanded the editorial team behind the blogs. Today, we introduce our two new editors all the way from the shores … Continue reading Welcome to Mainstreaming TJ 2021
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
The Judicial College of Victoria has published an excellent resource for the judiciary who are navigating new ways of working in the Coronavirus pandemic. As Judge Lisa Hannan, Chief Magistrate of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria writes in the forward to the resource: "During this challenging time there is more onus on us as judicial … Continue reading Court Craft during the Coronavirus pandemic – a resource for judiciary (TJ Court Craft Series #16)