Federation Press, 2009 - Law - 302 pages
This book outlines key aspects of a growing trend within the Australian, United States, Canadian, New Zealand, United Kingdom and other legal systems towards the use of non-adversarial justice.
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 on legal practice, the courts and legal education.