Psychiatry, Psychology and Non-Adversarial Justice: From Integration to Transformation
RG Myers Memorial Lecture – Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 2010
20 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2010 Last revised: 23 Jan 2011
Date Written: October 25, 2010
This article discusses the nature of inter-disciplinary studies and the contribution that they have made to the development of law and legal practice.
It discusses transitions from innovation to institutionalization in organizational structures and how individual disciplines can merge or coalesce to form new fields of learning. It explores two of the new perspectives that have emerged from interdisciplinary studies, in particular, therapeutic jurisprudence and non-adversarial justice. It argues that there a need to move from a ‘law and’ (another discipline) approach to understanding and solving problems to a more integrated approach to legal theory, practice and education.
Keywords: Non-adversarial justice, therapeutic jurisprudence, inter-disciplinarity, law reform, institutional innovation
JEL Classification: K00, K14, K19, K40, K41, K42
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