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
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
Guest blogger Giuliana Romualdi, Lecturer in Mediation and ADR Procedures, University of Siena and PhD in civil procedural law at the University of Bologna, writes... The inefficiency of civil justice is one of the main issues of the current political and institutional debate in Italy. There are various reasons for this inefficiency: despite a high … Continue reading Judicial conciliation in a ‘therapeutic key’ in Italy
Therapeutic Jurisprudence founder, Professor David Wexler, calls on us to collect, disseminate, digest and employ creative TJ practices and techniques... When we speak of TJ “practices and techniques”, we refer to the “roles” of legal actors—typically judges, lawyers, and others working within the legal realm. In other terminology, the practices and techniques can be seen … Continue reading Sharing Therapeutic Jurisprudence Practices & Techniques
The International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence's website has gone public and you can now join as a member. Regular membership is $25, and student memberships are free. By joining the ISTJ, you will be able to: Participate and share your profile in the members-only TJ Forum; Join ISTJ chapters and interest groups; Submit your work for … Continue reading Join the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence!