Getting Started with the Mainstreaming of Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Criminal Cases: Tips on How and Where to Begin

14 Revista Española de Investigación Criminológica (2016)

Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 16-39

13 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2016

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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: October 23, 2016

Abstract

Therapeutic Jurisprudence (“TJ”) is a perspective that looks at the law itself as a potential therapeutic (or anti-therapeutic) agent. Under TJ, the “law” consists of legal rules and procedures as well as the practices and techniques of legal actors (judges, lawyers, therapists and others) working in a legal environment. TJ is best known for its use in special 'problem-solving courts', such as drug treatment courts and mental health courts. Now, however, an effort is being made – internationally – to “mainstream” TJ: to bring therapeutic jurisprudence practices into the “ordinary” criminal justice legal system. The current monograph offers a guide to how the mainstreaming project should proceed, and, especially, offers some suggestions for where in the process we might most profitably begin.

Keywords: Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Law, Justice

Suggested Citation

Wexler, David B., Getting Started with the Mainstreaming of Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Criminal Cases: Tips on How and Where to Begin (October 23, 2016). 14 Revista Española de Investigación Criminológica (2016); Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 16-39. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2858589

David B. Wexler (Contact Author)

University of Puerto Rico - School of Law ( email )

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HOME PAGE: https://law.arizona.edu/david-b-wexler

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

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Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
United States
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HOME PAGE: https://law.arizona.edu/david-b-wexler

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