Mualjati Usul-I-Qanun Aur Adalati Zimmadarian (Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Court Responsibilities)
Legal Edition, vol. 4, no. 4 (October 2006): 9-12
6 Pages Posted: 7 May 2013
Date Written: October 1, 2006
This essay (in Urdu) on therapeutic jurisprudence and court responsibilities discusses the role of magisterial court in juvenile cases and argues that the juvenile law (the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance 2000) has TJ potential while the Juvenile Courts are only required to sensitize themselves about TJ principles so that while administering juvenile justice, they can wear TJ lens. It will help the courts in exploiting the healing capacity of law for the juvenile and the victim. It also enlightens the readers that administering justice through TJ lens also ensures due process clauses. Further, rehabilitation of juveniles require an active role of the judge so that no legal rule is violated by any legal actor (i.e., police, prosecutor, lawyers, probation officer and even juvenile judge herself). The judge can become a 'team leader' to guide legal actors to have a positive TJ Dialoguing Process. The essay also discusses few cases which I conducted as juvenile court where TJ was applied successfully.
Keywords: TJ, therapeutic jurisprudence, tj dialogue, rehabilitation, juvenile justice system ordinance 2000, JJSO, TJ lens, behavioural contract, probation, criminal law, due process
JEL Classification: K40
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