Adding Color to the White Paper: Time for a Robust Reciprocal Relationship between Procedural Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence

11 Pages Posted: 14 May 2008 Last revised: 7 Aug 2008

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David B. Wexler

University of Puerto Rico - School of Law; University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Date Written: August 4, 2008

Abstract

This brief essay was prepared for a special issue of Court Review, the journal of the American Judges Association, dedicated to a recent White Paper on Procedural Fairness. The essay applauds the White Paper and the attention that courts must pay to procedural justice in their day-to-day operations. But the essay asserts that our incarceration crisis and the unfairness it breeds will not be overcome by procedural justice alone, and that judges must also become versed in the insights of therapeutic jurisprudence(TJ). The essay concludes by recommending that an excellent short Canadian TJ manual should be distributed to courts as a companion to the procedural justice White Paper.

Keywords: procedural justice, procedural fairness, therapeutic jurisprudence, TJ

Suggested Citation

Wexler, David B., Adding Color to the White Paper: Time for a Robust Reciprocal Relationship between Procedural Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence (August 4, 2008). Court Review, 2008; Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 08-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1131768

David B. Wexler (Contact Author)

University of Puerto Rico - School of Law ( email )

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University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

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