Category Archives: Wine & Bottles

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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Moving Forward on Mainstreaming Therapeutic Jurisprudence

David Wexler shares his ideas for furthering both the therapeutic design of the law and the therapeutic application of the law.    Download David Wexler’s article here. Interested in TJ? This article is a chapter in a soon to be released … Continue reading

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