Category Archives: Wine & Bottles

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… I’ve just returned from Japan, where , on September 1, 2017, I keynoted a fantastic … Continue reading

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Creating a Re-Entry Court by wagging the probation tail

Guest bloggers Professor David B. Wexler &  Judge Michael D. Jones  (Retired) talk about how to improve people’s chances of successful transition from prison to community through a therapeutic application of existing law…

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New Wine in New Bottles: Using Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Reinvigorate Child Welfare Practice

Could a therapeutic jurisprudence themed conference be used in your area of the law or your local community to improve  your legal system? Guest blogger Professor Bernie Perlmutter talks about how a local community has used the lens of therapeutic … Continue reading

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Can plea bargaining/criminal settlement processes be therapeutic?

Therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) is a lens through which we can improve the effectiveness of criminal justice systems.  TJ invites us to ask – Can we redesign the law itself, can we apply the law in different ways that will improve … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Jurisprudence: New Zealand Perspectives – a new book for law reformers everywhere

David Wexler, co founder of the concept of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ) introduces a seminal book edited by Warren Brookbanks, Professor of Law, The University of Auckland, New Zealand entitled Therapeutic Jurisprudence: New Zealand Perspectives. Wexler acknowledges discrepancies between the fluidity … Continue reading

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New Wine in New Bottles:   The Rebirth of Rehabilitation in American Juvenile and Adult Criminal Justice

Professor Mark Fondacaro writes….   I was recently invited by the Ohio Northern University College of Law to be a featured speaker at their Annual Law Review Symposium and asked to give a talk that would later be published as part of … Continue reading

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Mandatory sentencing – a TJ unfriendly bottle?

A Sentencing Advisory Council (Victoria, Australia) report on mandatory sentencing is a few years old now but still important given ongoing reliance on such laws in many jurisdictions. The paper examines the aims of mandatory sentencing and assesses whether the various … Continue reading

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