Therapeutic jurisprudence and total quality management

Dr Hugh Koch, Professor Christian Diesen, Dr Tom Boyd, and Nicole Hampton explain how the behavioural sciences can assist in developing a 21st-century agenda for the UK justice system

25 Jan 2016

There is a growing interest in how the UK justice system can develop its processes, covering cost containment, access to justice, quality improvement, and perceived outcomes. The ramifications and benefits of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) changes implemented over 15 years ago have started to percolate through and agendas for further development and training are being discussed.

Experience at the recent International Congress on Law and Mental Health in Vienna illustrated that the UK justice system has developed many processes, both legal and medico-legal, that are ahead of what is practiced in other European and Nort...

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