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Advice for the U.S. Sentencing Commissioners: The Relevance of Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Its Literature

3 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2011 Last revised: 8 Apr 2011

David B. Wexler

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

Date Written: March 29, 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: federal sentencing, sentencing reform, therapeutic jurisprudence

Suggested Citation

Wexler, David B., Advice for the U.S. Sentencing Commissioners: The Relevance of Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Its Literature (March 29, 2011). Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 23, p. 278, April 2011; Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 11-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1743675

David B. Wexler (Contact Author)

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University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

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