From Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Roper: When Social Science Serves as Authority in Law

Guest blogger Andrew Siske, Center for Families, Children and the Courts, Student Fellow (2016-2017) explores the role that social science can play in the law... Therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ), which can be defined as “the study of the role of law as a therapeutic agent.”[1] TJ represents a normative understanding of law which aims to identify the beneficial and … Continue reading From Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Roper: When Social Science Serves as Authority in Law

Links to evidence informed criminal justice resources

Therapeutic jurisprudence approaches are interdisciplinary and draw on what we know works from social science. Our new blog resource page collates resources about evidence based programs and practice, evaluations and expertise as to "what works" If you know of a link or resources that is worth sharing please contact us: mainstreamtj@gmail.com To link to the "What … Continue reading Links to evidence informed criminal justice resources