Steering clear of therapeutic injustice for juvenile defendants

Guest blogger Jennifer A. Brobst, Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law and 2017 Chair of the American Association of Law Schools, Balance in Legal Education Section writes…  While successfully achieving many important gains, advocates of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) have long warned of certain risks of infusing psychology into legal processes.  TJ’s greatest … Continue reading Steering clear of therapeutic injustice for juvenile defendants

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!

News from the 3rd Iberoamerican Therapeutic Jurisprudence Congress

In June Santiago de Compostela in Spain was host to the Iberoamerican Congress of Therapeutic Jurisprudence.  Joaquin Lopez reflects on an energising two days... Although I knew of the existence of the Iberoamerican Association of Therapeutic Jurisprudence/La Asociación Iberoamericana de Justicia Terapéutica (AITJ), I attended the Congress knowing none of its 1000 members.  Over two days, I … Continue reading News from the 3rd Iberoamerican Therapeutic Jurisprudence Congress

Enhancing Judicial Communication (TJ Court Craft Series #2)

  The TJ Court Craft Series provides practical insights and tools for judges interested in therapeutic jurisprudence, problem solving or solution-focused approaches.  For other posts in the series click here.  Factors affecting court communication “The judicial officer’s attitude towards the participant and the participant’s cultural background, prior contact with court, experience of court, cognitive skills and … Continue reading Enhancing Judicial Communication (TJ Court Craft Series #2)

Therapeutic Jurisprudence: New Zealand Perspectives – a new book for law reformers everywhere

David Wexler, co founder of the concept of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ) introduces a seminal book edited by Warren Brookbanks, Professor of Law, The University of Auckland, New Zealand entitled Therapeutic Jurisprudence: New Zealand Perspectives. Wexler acknowledges discrepancies between the fluidity of responses necessary for administrating therapeutic justice, and the robust structures required for administering the … Continue reading Therapeutic Jurisprudence: New Zealand Perspectives – a new book for law reformers everywhere