A Pro Forma Expungement Proceeding: A Lost Therapeutic Opportunity?
Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the Mainstream ___ (2017 Forthcoming).
3 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2017
Date Written: September 17, 2017
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
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