The legal philosophy of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ) invites us to examine how laws, legal processes and the roles of legal actors may be undertaken in a way to maximise wellbeing. We often reflect on the wellbeing of people coming before our courts, but what about the wellbeing of the presiding judicial officers? In this blog … Continue reading AUSTRALIA’S FIRST RESEARCH MEASURING JUDICIAL STRESS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND THE COURTS?
The Trauma-Informed Courtroom (TJ Court Craft Series #14)
This guest blog by Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) first appeared on the Justice Speakers Institute, LLC blog series on this link. This is the third blog in our series on Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma informed practice. Why do judges and other justice professionals need to be cognizant of trauma as it relates to court cases? … Continue reading The Trauma-Informed Courtroom (TJ Court Craft Series #14)
Prison/Court Video Links: Tips for Judges (TJ Court Craft Series #13)
Magistrate Pauline Spencer (Victoria, Australia) writes.... With the emergence of technology and pressures on prison/court transportation, the use of video links between prisons and courts are becoming more commonplace. Studies have shown that video links impact on people's experience of the justice system. In University of Sydney's Law School Dr Carolyn McKay's qualitative interviews : Prisoners … Continue reading Prison/Court Video Links: Tips for Judges (TJ Court Craft Series #13)
Forming the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence!
The International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ Society) is a new, non-profit, learned association established to advance therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ), a school of legal philosophy and practice that examines the therapeutic and anti-therapeutic properties of laws and public policies, legal and dispute resolution systems, and legal institutions. TJ values psychologically healthy outcomes in legal disputes … Continue reading Forming the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence!
Tips for Procedural Fairness in Court (TJ Court Craft Series #7)
The Centre for Court Innovation describes procedural justice/ procedural fairness as: ...the perceived fairness of the procedures and interpersonal communications that defendants and other litigants experience in the courthouse and courtroom, as distinguished from distributive justice, which refers to the impressions derived from case outcomes (i.e. whether the litigant ultimately “won” or “lost” the case). … Continue reading Tips for Procedural Fairness in Court (TJ Court Craft Series #7)