Restorative Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Forensic Cases – Perspectives of a Lawyer and a Psychologist

Professor Emeritus of Law New York Law School Michael Perlin and Psychologist Dr Valerie McClain explore whether Restorative Justice can be of value in criminal justice system in cases involving defendants with mental disabilities in a way that is consonant with Therapeutic Jurisprudence... Restorative justice (RJ) is a means by which to restore victims, restore … Continue reading Restorative Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Forensic Cases – Perspectives of a Lawyer and a Psychologist

Three Kinds of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (and One Kind of Not-TJ)

Guest blogger Professor Emeritus of Law Michael Perlin writes... I am now home from a magical time in Prague (what a city!), having attended the biennial International Academy of Law and Mental Health Congress. I have missed only once since 1992, and this was, I thought, the best of all. Most days, I attended sessions … Continue reading Three Kinds of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (and One Kind of Not-TJ)

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

Enhancing Judicial Communication (TJ Court Craft Series #1)

The TJ Court Craft Series provides practical insights and tools for judges interested in therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ), problem solving or solution-focused approaches. “By engaging in dialogue with participants, judicial officers can assist participants to acquire a clearer understanding of their thoughts, feelings and motivation in relation to their legal problem and its underlying issues, and … Continue reading Enhancing Judicial Communication (TJ Court Craft Series #1)

Come to the IALMH Therapeutic Jurisprudence Congress – Prague 2017

 Come to present or just listen at the International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH) Congress in Prague 9-14th of July, 2017 special track for therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) at the Congress. From past years we know that the TJ tracks and the other interesting panels at the IALMH Congresses, they are informative, interdisciplinary, and energizing for people  who … Continue reading Come to the IALMH Therapeutic Jurisprudence Congress – Prague 2017