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Chapter 4: Restorative Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence: All in the Family

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Restorative Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence: All in the Family
Restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence: All in the family
DavidWexler

Therapeutic Jurisprudence, often abbreviated as ‘TJ’, is an attempt to humanize the law by incorporating insights from psychology, criminology, and social work into the law and its administration. It sees the law as a dynamic social force that affects the emotional well-being of people. To TJ, the “law” consists of legal rules, legal procedures, and the roles of legal actors (judges, lawyers, and social workers) working in a legal context.

Practitioners today draw on TJ principles to set up therapeutic courts, such as drug courts and mental health courts (see Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], 2009). Mental health courts provide intensive supervision by probation officers and ...

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