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

New article: TJ in mainstream criminal justice

In the latest edition of The Alternative Law Journal, Victorian Magistrate Pauline Spencer, explores how therapeutic jurisprudence can provide a way of thinking about how to make our laws and legal systems more humane, just and effective. "From alternative to the new normal: Therapeutic jurisprudence in the Mainstream", explores recent developments in therapeutic jurisprudence and, … Continue reading New article: TJ in mainstream criminal justice

Problem tenants, Therapeutic Jurisprudence and mainstream housing courts

In this blog Michel Vols discusses his project in which TJ-principles and techniques are used in cases concerning nuisance behaviour that are dealt with by mainstream housing courts in the Netherlands. Quality of life offences and housing related anti-social behavior such as noise nuisance, harassment, hoarding, the cultivation of cannabis and small-scale drug dealing can … Continue reading Problem tenants, Therapeutic Jurisprudence and mainstream housing courts