Transforming Criminal Justice? Mainstreaming problem-solving approaches

Guest blogger Dr Jane Donoghue, Director of the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice, discusses her new book Transforming Criminal Justice? Problem-Solving and Court Specialization In my new book Transforming Criminal Justice? Problem-Solving and Court Specialization, I provide a comparative analysis of developments in problem-solving justice in the UK and US and I examine the prospects for ‘mainstreaming’ … Continue reading Transforming Criminal Justice? Mainstreaming problem-solving approaches

Linking Criminal Courts with Treatment and Support

Applying a therapeutic justice approach, mainstream criminal courts can explore, and respond to, the causes of crime... One common cause of offending is substance abuse and addiction.   In specialist drug courts there is a clear link between the criminal justice process and treatment.  In mainstream courts there are many points in the system that can … Continue reading Linking Criminal Courts with Treatment and Support

Wine & Bottles: A metaphor & a methodology for mainstreaming TJ, by David Wexler

In this new Blog, we hope to include very short pieces relating to the “mainstreaming” of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) — that is, the use of TJ principles, practices, and techniques in the “ordinary” legal system, particularly in the criminal law context. When we speak of using TJ in the “ordinary” system, we do not mean … Continue reading Wine & Bottles: A metaphor & a methodology for mainstreaming TJ, by David Wexler