Mainstreaming TJ in Australia: Challenges and Opportunities

Weller, P 2018, 'Mainstreaming TJ in Australia: Challenges and Opportunities', International Journal of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (Special Edition), vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 81-118.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Mainstreaming TJ in Australia: Challenges and Opportunities
Author(s) Weller, P
Year 2018
Journal name International Journal of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (Special Edition)
Volume number 3
Issue number 1
Start page 81
End page 118
Total pages 38
Publisher Arizona Summit Law School
Abstract This article recognises that the TJ movement is poised to extend its influence into mainstream courts. It argues that mainstreaming invites a new set of questions and issues for TJ scholarship. Mainstreaming also provides the opportunity to create a body of robust and appropriate research to carry TJ into the future. This article discusses the need for research that supports the development of consistency and authenticity in active judging. It considers the contribution that procedural justice research has made to the understanding of the justice system and the role and impact of legal actors other than judges or magistrates. The second part of the article considers the alignment between TJ approaches and human rights values, with reference to concerning the concept of voluntariness and the presence of individuals with disabilities in the criminal justice system. The article argues for an active alliance between TJ practitioners and academics to create a dedicated body of TJ relevant research.
Subject Law and Society
Keyword(s) therapeutic jurisprudence
procedural justice
disability
human rights
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ISSN 2332-2802
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