Category Archives: Criminal Justice

Steps towards change – a tool for judges working with persons with substance abuse disorders (TJ Court Craft Series #12)

Guest blogger Magistrate Pauline Spencer writes…. Judicial officers seeing people with substance abuse disorder will often see people who are feeling overwhelmed.

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TJ, the Singapore Sentencing Conference, and Beyond

Professor David B. Wexler writes… As we enter the year 2018, it is exciting to look back over the last year to see the important therapeutic jurisprudence activities and developments in various locales across the globe—including Prague, where , in … Continue reading

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Therapeutic courts inspiring law students

RMIT University (Victoria, Australia) law and social work students recently undertook a week-long study tour to Auckland, New Zealand.

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Exporting Drug Court Concepts to Traditional Court (TJ Court Craft Series #10)

Judge Jamey Hueston (Retired) writes… On any given day, in courtrooms across the world, judges witness the unfortunate consequences of drug abuse reflected by some offenders who are in court “nodding out” from a “heroin high” while waiting for their … Continue reading

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Peer-led mentoring program to break cycle of crime & imprisonment

A Therapeutic Jurisprudence approach is multidisciplinary.  It invites us to draw from other disciplines — such as social work, psychology and criminology — to improve the wellbeing of people who are in contact with the legal system. In this blog … Continue reading

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A pro forma expungement proceeding: A lost therapeutic opportunity?

Professor David Wexler writes… I recently learned of a very pro forma—but successful—felony expungement proceeding, a proceeding that puts into sharp focus the difference between the Therapeutic Design of the Law (TDL) and the Therapeutic Application of the Law (TAL). … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Jurisprudence rising in Japan!

TJ founder David B. Wexler reflects on his recent visit to the Japan where TJ is being used as a lens for legal system reform…

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