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Eugene M. Hyman (born May 14, 1950)[1] is a judge for the Superior Court of Santa Clara County, where he has served for almost 20 years.[2][3] He works in (and helped create) the field of "Therapeutic Jurisprudence," a philosophy and system that advocates treatment for particular categories of offenders, such as domestic violence, which is his specialty.[2][4] Judge Hyman routinely presides over cases in the criminal, family, probate, civil, and delinquency divisions of the court. He is an opponent of the Three strikes law[5] and considered an "international expert on preventing juvenile, family, and domestic violence".[4] Hyman was elected and took his oath of office on January 8, 1997.[1] "Judge Hyman is the first American to receive the United Nations Public Service Award."[6]

Hyman presided over the first family/juvenile violence court in the United States to focus exclusively on teenage victims and perpetrators.[7]

Judicial careerEdit

Hyman has appeared on many television[8][9] and radio shows.[10][11] He routinely speaks to governmental, judicial, and other audiences about domestic violence in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and other countries.[12] While in Canberra, Australia during May 2008, Hyman gave a PowerPoint presentation at Australia's Victim Support Act conference. He has published numerous articles on domestic violence.[13] One of his specialties is in the area of domestic violence cases that also include substance abuse and/or mental health. He also specializes in offenses involving sexual abuse, stalking, strangulation, and other unique circumstances that may co-occur with domestic violence.[14] Hyman is a proponent of Australia's Three Strikes law.[15]

Legal conferences participationEdit

In 2003, Hyman was a panelist on domestic violence the 30th annual Western Society of Criminology in Vancouver, Canada.[16]

During May 2010, Hyman was on the "Developing Therapeutic Judging Panel" representing problem-focused domestic violence courts in East Melbourne, Victoria.[17]

Academic relationshipEdit

Hyman is also a lecturer at the Santa Clara University School of Law, where he has taught a Domestic Violence Law Seminar. He has over 20 years of experience as a law instructor.[14]

AwardsEdit

On June 23, 2008, Hyman, along with the the Santa Clara County Superior Court was honored with the United Nations Public Service Award.[3][18] On the same day in the United States House of Representatives, Zoe Lofgren recognized Hyman for the United Nations award.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Eugene Michael Hyman Profile". Law.com. law.com. December, 1999. http://www.law.com/regionals/ca/judges/sup_sc/hyman.htm. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.law.scu.edu
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Santa Clara Law: Hon. Eugene Hyman and Santa Clara County Superior Court Honored for Public Service by the United Nations". Santa Clara University School of Law. law.scu.edu. June 18, 2008. http://law.scu.edu/news/pr/hon-eugene-hyman-and-santa-clara-county-superior-court-honored-for-public-service-by-the-united-nations.cfm. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "01 Judge Eugene Hyman on Holistic Family Courts - Part l". wsRadio.com. wsradio.com. http://www.wsradio.com/wsradio-player.cfm/type/windows/show/The-Doug-Noll-Show/segment/31424.html. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  5. "Eugene Hyman: Locking up crims and throwing away the key no answer - National - NZ Herald News". The New Zealand Herald. nzherald.co.nz. June 14, 2010. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10651656. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Congressional Record - Extensions of Remarks". United States House of Representatives. United States Government Printing Office. June 23, 2008. p. 2. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2008-06-23/pdf/CREC-2008-06-23-pt1-PgE1316-5.pdf. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  7. Leung, Rebecca (July 30, 2003). "A Mother's Story - 60 Minutes - CBS News". 60 Minutes. cbsnews.com. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/07/29/60II/main565630.shtml. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  8. http://www.speakingofjustice.com/_Domestic-violence-plagues-celebrities-/video/885665/23913.html
  9. http://www.speakingofjustice.com
  10. http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2010/02/a-call-to-action-re-examine-laws-on-domestic-violence/
  11. http://www.speakingofjustice.com/_Chris-Brown-and-Rihanna-in-Court-622/video/674492/23913.html
  12. "ACT Victim Services". Victim Support Act. victimsupport.act.gov.au. May 2008. http://www.victimsupport.act.gov.au/category.php?id=59. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  13. http://judgehyman.com/long_sentences_nz_herald.pdf
  14. 14.0 14.1 http://judgehyman.com
  15. "US Judge Endorses Three Strikes". ACT New Zealand. act.org.nz. 13 May 2010. http://www.act.org.nz/news/us-judge-endorses-three-strikes. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  16. "Western Society of Criminology 30th Annual Conference". Western Society of Criminology. westerncriminology.org. February 2003. p. 8. http://westerncriminology.org/documents/conference_proceedings/WSC_2003_Conference_Program.pdf. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  17. "NON-ADVERSARIAL JUSTICE: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND SOCIETY CONFERENCE". A.M. Meetings Plus Pty Ltd.. ammp.com.au. May 2010. http://www.ammp.com.au/najc10/Program_Draft_najc10_17feb10.pdf. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  18. "2008 UNPSA". United Nations. unpan1.un.org. 2008. p. 1. http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/un/unpan030239.pdf. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 


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