Some Therapeutic Jurisprudence whimsy and joy!

As we say farewell to 2021 and welcome 2022, Jay Jordens shares a story for the worldwide TJ community... Jay Jordens has long been working in or around courts in Melbourne Australia, mainly in helping roles. He now works in the County Court of Victoria as Education Manager.   Jay made birthday cards for his daughters every year, … Continue reading Some Therapeutic Jurisprudence whimsy and joy!

Judicial supervision of people who have offended

Researcher Michael Trood discusses insights from a systemic review and meta-analysis conducted with co-authors Ben Spivak and James Ogloff on judicial supervision. Therapeutic jurisprudence practice assumes that judicial officers can play an important role in improving the lives of people appearing before them. A key element in the therapeutic jurisprudence practice is the use of … Continue reading Judicial supervision of people who have offended

Court Excellence and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

In this blog David B. Wexler, Honorary President of International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence discusses how the 3rd Edition of the International Framework for Court Excellence is a major advance for therapeutic jurisprudence. The international framework for court excellence The International Framework for Court Excellence was launched in 2008 by an international consortium from Europe, … Continue reading Court Excellence and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

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?

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