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
Professor Emeritus of Law New York Law School Michael Perlin and Psychologist Dr Valerie McClain explore whether Restorative Justice can be of value in criminal justice system in cases involving defendants with mental disabilities in a way that is consonant with Therapeutic Jurisprudence... Restorative justice (RJ) is a means by which to restore victims, restore … Continue reading Restorative Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Forensic Cases – Perspectives of a Lawyer and a Psychologist
Therapeutic jurisprudence provides a bridge between the law and the health and social sciences... In this blog Priscilla Ferrazzi, a lawyer and Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta in Canada comments on the importance of Mental Health Rehabilitation (MHR) science in therapeutic jurisprudence thinking... Most of us in criminal law know that among the … Continue reading Can Mental Health Rehabilitation science improve criminal justice systems?
The Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) is a useful model when considering reform of the criminal justice system for people experiencing poor mental health. See this earlier blog for a discussion of how SIM and therapeutic jurisprudence fit together. In short, SIM identifies five points of “interception” that include a person's: first contact with police … Continue reading Juvenile Justice and Mental Health: using the Sequential Intercept Model to reform the system
Therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) invites us to look at the design of the law itself and also the application of the law (legal procedures and the roles of legal actors) to see how we can improve therapeutic benefits for people involved in the legal system. A TJ approach therefore requires us to continually reflect on the latest … Continue reading TJ thinking: mental health & criminal justice responses