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)

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