Advice for the U.S. Sentencing Commissioners: The Relevance of Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Its Literature
David B. Wexler
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law; University of Puerto Rico - School of Law
March 29, 2011
Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 23, p. 278, April 2011
Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 11-03
This short essay will be part of an issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter devoted to recommended action for the U.S. Sentencing Commission. The present essay calls attention to the relevance of therapeutic jurisprudence to the sentencing function. It looks at some legal rules and guidelines that do not effectively motivate convicted persons to focus on the future, and it also shows how judges need guidance not only on what sentences to impose but also on the manner and process of sentence imposition.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 3
Keywords: federal sentencing, sentencing reform, therapeutic jurisprudence
Date posted: January 21, 2011 ; Last revised: April 8, 2011
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