On Being Responsibly Bold (and other advice for TJ-Informed Change Agents)

Professor David Yamada writes... At a recent therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) workshop hosted by Professor Carol Zeiner and the St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida, I urged us all to be “responsibly bold” in our research and advocacy for legal and policy change. The term resonated with a number of workshop participants, and … Continue reading On Being Responsibly Bold (and other advice for TJ-Informed Change Agents)

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!

Criminal justice reform through emotionally intelligent justice

Guest blogger Dr David Patton ... The Criminal Justice Systems (CJS) in many countries are dominated by negative responses to crime and criminality that are focused on retributive punishment and exclusion. Policies, ideologies and acts of retribution, exclusion, excessive punishments, excessive powers being given to criminal justice agents, a disregard for human rights etc. are … Continue reading Criminal justice reform through emotionally intelligent justice

The new International Journal of Therapeutic Jurisprudence – call for submissions!

If you would like to contribute to the international law reform and legal innovation conversation now is your chance. The Arizona Summit Law School is about to publish the first edition of the International Journal of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (October 2016) and is calling for articles for future editions. Therapeutic jurisprudence - a legal philosophy that explores … Continue reading The new International Journal of Therapeutic Jurisprudence – call for submissions!

Creating excellent courts

Justice systems can play a role in improving the wellbeing of individuals and the communities they serve. In a recently published article The International Framework for Court Excellence and Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Creating Excellent Courts and Enhancing Wellbeing authors Elizabeth Richardson, Pauline Spencer and David Wexler discuss two tools that can be used to improve court performance … Continue reading Creating excellent courts