Can a therapeutic jurisprudence approach improve Australian parole systems?

Guest blogger Max Henshaw writes... Nearly half (46%) of adults released from prison in Australia will return within two years. Coupled with growing, and disproportionate, prisoner numbers, Australia is failing to reduce recidivism and facilitate desistance from crime. This situation serves to entrench an already deeply engrained criminal underclass that is debilitated by severe economic … Continue reading Can a therapeutic jurisprudence approach improve Australian parole systems?

6 therapeutic jurisprudence practices for judges and courts (TJ Court Craft Series #9)

In this blog we draw on an article by Paula O'Byrne where she explores some key TJ practices that can be used to improve the effectiveness of criminal courts...  Legal actors should be aware they function as a therapeutic agent and apply an ethic of care. Judges should interact with offenders and conduct court proceedings … Continue reading 6 therapeutic jurisprudence practices for judges and courts (TJ Court Craft Series #9)

A judicial officer assists offenders to set rehabilitation goals & strategies (TJ Court Craft Series #8)

The TJ Court Craft Series provides practical insights and tools for judges interested in therapeutic jurisprudence, problem solving or solution-focused approaches.  Read other blog posts in the Court Craft Series here. In this post Michael King, a judicial officer in Victoria Australia and author of the Solution-Focused Bench Book,  shares a tool he uses in court … Continue reading A judicial officer assists offenders to set rehabilitation goals & strategies (TJ Court Craft Series #8)