Guest blogger David Yamada, Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston and the founding board chair of the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence, writes... At a 2009 TJ symposium hosted by Florida Coastal School of Law, professor and death penalty lawyer Cynthia Adcock presented a compelling talk about the anti-therapeutic impact of the death penalty on … Continue reading “Clemency”, the movie, delivers a powerful therapeutic jurisprudence relevant message about the death penalty in America
Guest blogger Max Henshaw writes... Nearly half (46%) of adults released from prison in Australia will return within two years. Coupled with growing, and disproportionate, prisoner numbers, Australia is failing to reduce recidivism and facilitate desistance from crime. This situation serves to entrench an already deeply engrained criminal underclass that is debilitated by severe economic … Continue reading Can a therapeutic jurisprudence approach improve Australian parole systems?
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
Guest Blogger Dr Cindy Brooks Dollar writes... What might our world – not just our courts – look like if we committed to practicing the components of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ)? Can we extend TJ’s principles beyond its intended legal context and into all of our social interactions? Given TJ’s interdisciplinary foundation, it seems plausible to … Continue reading Psychological Trauma, Social Pain, and Therapeutic Jurisprudence