Researcher Michael Trood discusses insights from a systemic review and meta-analysis conducted with co-authors Ben Spivak and James Ogloff on judicial supervision. Therapeutic jurisprudence practice assumes that judicial officers can play an important role in improving the lives of people appearing before them. A key element in the therapeutic jurisprudence practice is the use of … Continue reading Judicial supervision of people who have offended
In this blog David B. Wexler, Honorary President of International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence discusses how the 3rd Edition of the International Framework for Court Excellence is a major advance for therapeutic jurisprudence. The international framework for court excellence The International Framework for Court Excellence was launched in 2008 by an international consortium from Europe, … Continue reading Court Excellence and Therapeutic Jurisprudence
The Judicial College of Victoria has published an excellent resource for the judiciary who are navigating new ways of working in the Coronavirus pandemic. As Judge Lisa Hannan, Chief Magistrate of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria writes in the forward to the resource: "During this challenging time there is more onus on us as judicial … Continue reading Court Craft during the Coronavirus pandemic – a resource for judiciary (TJ Court Craft Series #16)
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?
Judge Jamey Hueston (retired), Co-Convenor of the Judicial Outreach Group of the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence writes... It is an occupational reality that judges are frequently exposed to disturbing cases involving human misery and anguishing circumstances that can wear on their psyche. Traditional Legal culture expects judges to remain stoically neutral and unemotional while rendering fair decisions. However, it is unreasonable to expect judges to be indifferent to distressing matters or be unaffected by the … Continue reading The Power of Compassion in the Court: Healing on both sides of the bench (TJ Court Craft Series #15)