Therapeutic Jurisprudence as an anti-bias tool in courtrooms

In this blog, Professor Vicki Lens of the Silberman School of Social Work, The City University of New York, explores dependency courts and the intersection of race, gender and class and how TJ principles can be used to reduce bias in court rooms.  While Professor Lens' work centres around dependency courts in the family law/child … Continue reading Therapeutic Jurisprudence as an anti-bias tool in courtrooms

The Trauma of the (Sexual Assault) Trial and its Inhospitable Rituals

In this blog Dr Elaine Craig, Associate Professor Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law, Nova Scotia, Canada reflects on the rituals of criminal trials and explores whether Therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) principles can make inhospitable trials hospitable... Despite decades of progressive law reforms to the criminal law and the rules of evidence, fear of the criminal … Continue reading The Trauma of the (Sexual Assault) Trial and its Inhospitable Rituals