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Restorative Justice Today: Applications of Restorative Interventions takes a hard look at the issues and concepts surrounding restorative justice and current restorative practices used in a broad range of areas today. In a time when the cost of prisons and jails is on the rise resulting in more offenders being kept out of the community, this timely and contemporary book exposes readers to a range of restorative practices that can be implemented. The authors, renowned experts in the area of restorative justice, provide information not found in other restorative justice texts.

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

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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