This book outlines key aspects of the use of non-adversarial practices in the Australian justice system with reference to similar developments in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom
It examines in detail non-adversarial theories and practices such as therapeutic jurisprudence, restorative justice, preventive law, creative problem solving, holistic law, appropriate or alternative dispute resolution, collaborative law, problem-oriented courts, diversion programs, indigenous courts, coroners courts and managerial and administrative procedures.
It identifies the common themes, values and principles that bring these disparate theories and practices together and explicates them for practitioners, courts and students. It examines the implications of these changes for legal practice, the courts and legal education.
This second edition discusses recent developments in non-adversarial justice that have seen the expansion of therapeutic jurisprudence into new areas of the law and changes in judicial practices, the expanding use of restorative justice and the waxing and waning of problem-oriented courts across Australia. It provides up-to-date information about the increasing number of evaluations of non-adversarial programs and the changing nature of legal and professional education in the light of these new theories and practices.
Non-Adversarial Justice provides an overview of the range of ‘non-adversarial’ practices used in Australia. The breadth of the work is impressive: it covers practices extending well beyond litigation, into the everyday practice of law, and beyond the domestic context into the international arena. Read review essay... - Anna Olijnyk, UNSW Law Journal, October 2015
Foreword by The Hon Chief Justice Wayne Martin ACPreface
1. Introduction 2. Therapeutic jurisprudence 3. Restorative justice 4. Preventive law 5. Creative problem solving 6. Holistic approaches to law 7. ADR: Appropriate or Alternative Dispute Resolution 8. Non-adversarial processes in family law 9. Problem-oriented or solution-focused courts 10. Diversion schemes and intervention programs 11. Indigenous sentencing courts 12. Managerial and administrative justice 13. Coroners 14. Implications for courts 15. Non-adversarialism and the legal profession 16. Non-adversarialism and legal education
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 4th July 2014
Publisher: FEDERAL PUB CO
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition