Mainstreaming Restorative Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence through Higher Education

50 University of Baltimore Law Review 399 (2021)

Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 20-32

28 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2020 Last revised: 4 Jun 2021

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Ian Marder

National University of Ireland, Maynooth (Maynooth University) - Department of Law

David B. Wexler

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

Date Written: May 30, 2021

Abstract

Advocates of restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence increasingly seek to cross-fertilise their ideas and collaborate on research and practice. The time has also come for higher education professionals who teach these subjects to share learning regarding their curricular and andragogical development. This article represents an initial effort to promote such a partnership. It reflects on the challenges facing the mainstreaming of restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence, and contends that overcoming these obstacles requires a much greater focus on their place in university courses. This should incorporate working together to widen the reach of restorative and therapeutic teaching, to share and co-create teaching materials, to develop andragogies that express and reflect restorative and therapeutic values, to engage in public education, and to apply these concepts where needed in university settings. By collaborating across borders and disciplines on these and on other activities, we will stand a better chance of achieving our shared goal: a more humane and effective societal and institutional response to crime, harm and conflict.

Keywords: Restorative justice, therapeutic jurisprudence, mainstreaming, higher education, andragogy

Suggested Citation

Marder, Ian and Wexler, David B., Mainstreaming Restorative Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence through Higher Education (May 30, 2021). 50 University of Baltimore Law Review 399 (2021), Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 20-32, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3653411

Ian Marder (Contact Author)

National University of Ireland, Maynooth (Maynooth University) - Department of Law ( email )

Maynooth, County Kildare
Ireland

David B. Wexler

University of Puerto Rico - School of Law ( email )

PO Box 23349
San Juan.PR, AZ 00931
Puerto Rico
787-565-1625 (Phone)

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

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
United States
787-565-1625 (Phone)

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

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