Therapy and Justice Belong Together

Guest bloggers Arie Freiberg, Emeritus Professor of Law, Monash University and Dr Becky Batagol, Senior Lecturer in Law, Monash University, Co-Authors of Non-Adversarial Justice, explore the role of therapeutic jurisprudence in the justice system... Last week The Australian newspaper published an opinion piece in which Jennifer Oriel argued that that ‘activist judges’ are usurping the role of parliament in promoting … Continue reading Therapy and Justice Belong Together

How to do therapeutic jurisprudence research

Guest blogger Nigel Stobbs teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on therapeutic courts .... I often meet academics, lawyers, graduate research students and criminologists who are inspired by the idea of using TJ as a structure or method for a particular project, but who struggle to pin down what the TJ method 'is', or how to … Continue reading How to do therapeutic jurisprudence research

Wine & Bottles: A metaphor & a methodology for mainstreaming TJ, by David Wexler

In this new Blog, we hope to include very short pieces relating to the “mainstreaming” of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) — that is, the use of TJ principles, practices, and techniques in the “ordinary” legal system, particularly in the criminal law context. When we speak of using TJ in the “ordinary” system, we do not mean … Continue reading Wine & Bottles: A metaphor & a methodology for mainstreaming TJ, by David Wexler