“Clemency”, the movie, delivers a powerful therapeutic jurisprudence relevant message about the death penalty in America

Guest blogger David Yamada, Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston and the founding board chair of the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence, writes... At a 2009 TJ symposium hosted by Florida Coastal School of Law, professor and death penalty lawyer Cynthia Adcock presented a compelling talk about the anti-therapeutic impact of the death penalty on … Continue reading “Clemency”, the movie, delivers a powerful therapeutic jurisprudence relevant message about the death penalty in America

Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the UK: Reflections on the first meeting of the ISTJ UK Chapter

Guest bloggers Dr Emma Jones and Dr Anna Kawalek (Co-Chairs of the UK Chapter) report... On Thursday, 6th June 2019, participants from across the UK and beyond converged on The Open University Law School in Milton Keynes to attend the first meeting of the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence’s UK Chapter.  With six diverse presentations … Continue reading Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the UK: Reflections on the first meeting of the ISTJ UK Chapter

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST RESEARCH MEASURING JUDICIAL STRESS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND THE COURTS?

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?

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

Caring for Families in Court – new book out now

  TJ founder Professor David Wexler writes... Routledge Press has just published a crucially important book that should be of real and immediate interest to the Therapeutic Jurisprudence community. Authors Barbara Babb and Judith Moran’s Caring for Families in Court : An Essential Approach to Family Justice is a slim and meaty book that charts a course for moving … Continue reading Caring for Families in Court – new book out now