Restorative Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Forensic Cases – Perspectives of a Lawyer and a Psychologist

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

Advancing Rights of Nature through Restorative Justice

TJ is a lens that can be applied to any area of the law, this week Guest Blogger Femke Wijdekop continues our exploration of environmental law... The Scottish law firm Living Law recently published a report, Giving Nature a Voice – Granting Nature Legal Rights, analyzing legal developments to recognize rights of nature in the jurisdictions … Continue reading Advancing Rights of Nature through Restorative Justice

Restorative practices to further therapeutic jurisprudence in Family Courts (An Amicus Justitia Brief)

Magistrate Gabriela McKellar writes... I am a magistrate in a Family Court in Cape Town South Africa, and I am interested in how to ensure a more consistent practice of Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Family Courts. Three concepts described and taught by the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) namely the: Social Discipline Window (SDW), Fair … Continue reading Restorative practices to further therapeutic jurisprudence in Family Courts (An Amicus Justitia Brief)

Book Review: Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Overcoming Violence Against Women

Nabeela Siddiqui reviews an excellent new TJ resource... Therapeutic jurisprudence focuses on the impression that law makes on the psychological and social wellbeing of a person. Society is indeed the laboratory to test the veracity of the laws passed, policies framed and procedures established. Drawing on the similar lines Debarati Halder and K. Jaishankar have … Continue reading Book Review: Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Overcoming Violence Against Women

Therapeutic courts inspiring law students

RMIT University (Victoria, Australia) law and social work students recently undertook a week-long study tour to Auckland, New Zealand. Led by Rob Hulls and Stan Winford from the Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT students visited the Rangatahi Youth Court, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment and the Court of New Beginnings and were amazed and delighted … Continue reading Therapeutic courts inspiring law students