A Pro Forma Expungement Proceeding: A Lost Therapeutic Opportunity?

Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the Mainstream ___ (2017 Forthcoming).

Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 17-22

3 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2017

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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: September 17, 2017

Abstract

This brief paper describes a routine, pro forma expungement hearing and suggests how, had the legal actors performed their roles in a more robust manner, the process could have yielded greater therapeutic and rehabilitative gains.

Keywords: expungement, therapeutic jurisprudence, therapeutic application of the law, therapeutic design of the law, desistance, sentencing, rehabilitation

Suggested Citation

Wexler, David B., A Pro Forma Expungement Proceeding: A Lost Therapeutic Opportunity? (September 17, 2017). Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the Mainstream ___ (2017 Forthcoming).; Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 17-22. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3039054

David B. Wexler (Contact Author)

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University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

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Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
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