Non-Adversarial Justice and the Coroner's Court: A Proposed Therapeutic, Restorative, Problem-Solving Model

Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 16, p. 442, 2008

Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009/30

23 Pages Posted: 4 May 2010

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Michael S. King

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Increasingly courts are using new approaches that promote a more comprehensive resolution of legal problems, minimise any negative effects that legal processes have on participant wellbeing and/or that use legal processes to promote participant wellbeing. Therapeutic jurisprudence, restorative justice, mediation and problem-solving courts are examples. This article suggests a model for the use of these processes in the coroner’s court to minimise negative effects of coroner’s court processes on the bereaved and promote a more comprehensive resolution of matters at issue, including the determination of the cause of death and the public health and safety promotion role of the coroner.

Keywords: Non-Adversarial Justice, Therapeutic jurisprudence, restorative justice, mediation, problem-solving, alternative court

JEL Classification: K00, K4, K40, K41, K42, K49

Suggested Citation

King, Michael S., Non-Adversarial Justice and the Coroner's Court: A Proposed Therapeutic, Restorative, Problem-Solving Model (2009). Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 16, p. 442, 2008, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009/30, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1599339

Michael S. King (Contact Author)

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

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