Steering clear of therapeutic injustice for juvenile defendants

Guest blogger Jennifer A. Brobst, Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law and 2017 Chair of the American Association of Law Schools, Balance in Legal Education Section writes…  While successfully achieving many important gains, advocates of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) have long warned of certain risks of infusing psychology into legal processes.  TJ’s greatest … Continue reading Steering clear of therapeutic injustice for juvenile defendants

What judicial officers say about youth justice…

Interviews with Children’s Court magistrates in New South Wales, Australia, provide a rare insight into the views of those working everyday at the coal face of youth justice... The research of Kelly Richards, Lorana Bartels and Jane Bolitho suggests: magistrates were enthusiastic about the philosophy of both restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence measures. magistrates were … Continue reading What judicial officers say about youth justice…

Mainstream judges apply therapeutic jurisprudence in a child protection case

Guest bloggers Tali Gal and Dahlia Schilli-Jerichower  explore how mainstream judges in a recent Israeli Supreme Court decision applied therapeutic jurisprudence principles by seeking to conduct the process in such a way as to maximise the wellbeing of the parties... A child protection ruling given by the Israeli Supreme Court (Justices A. Rubinstein, A. Fogelman D. Barak-Erez) … Continue reading Mainstream judges apply therapeutic jurisprudence in a child protection case