Mental Health, Law, Criminal Courts – About
Mental health, criminal courts and therapeutic jurisprudence
My research helps bridge the interdisciplinary gap between mental health rehabilitation from the discipline of rehabilitation science and the legal practice that informs criminal court responses to people affected by mental illness. I explore how a greater consideration of the recovery model can improve the criminal court response to people affected by mental illness. I also examine how the discipline of rehabilitation science can fortify the theoretical and practical validity of therapeutic jurisprudence, the philosophical foundation for criminal court mental health initiatives.