Words: Elaine Quinn
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The Law and Society Association Conference took place in New Orleans at the beginning of June 2016. One of the roundtable discussions was on “Responsive Judging”.

In a guest blog post on the website for the International Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the Mainstream project, Ann Marie Dewhurst, PhD, Registered Psychologist writes about her reflections after attending the roundtable. Responsive Judging was defined as “a range of behaviours and approaches used by judges to more effectively attend to issues and problems that emerge in the justice system”. It is particularly focused on the way judges relate to those in the courtroom. The roundtable discussion highlighted “the need for a responsive judge to be someone who created a deliberate connection with those in the courtroom, including the person appearing before the judge as well as those supporting the justice process”.

Read the blog post in full on Mainstream Therapeutic Jurisprudence website.

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