Integrating the healing approach to criminal law

Integrating the healing approach to criminal law 04 November 2013

2013 Innovative Idea voting round winner

Therapeutic Jurisprudence invites judges to use insights from psychology, criminology, and social work. The strength of these approaches are mobilized within the framework of legal procedures, in order to achieve therapeutic gains, such as rehabilitation, compliance with the law and helping victims to cope with the impact of crime on their lives. Therapeutic jurisprudence practices often include contracts to commit to treatment and consensual approaches to sanctions, which incorporate the needs of victims and the community where the crime has been committed.

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