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 July, the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence was launched; and meaningful conferences in which I … Continue reading TJ, the Singapore Sentencing Conference, and Beyond

Swift Certain Fair: Does Project HOPE Provide a Therapeutic Paradigm for Managing Offenders? New Book Out Now

A new book by Dr Lorana Bartels, Head of the School of Law and Justice at the University of Canberra, explores the therapeutic potential of Swift Certain Fair approaches... In a review of the book Professor David Wexler, one of the founders of the concept of Therapeutic Jurisprudence, writes: This is an excellent work that demonstrates … Continue reading Swift Certain Fair: Does Project HOPE Provide a Therapeutic Paradigm for Managing Offenders? New Book Out Now

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... A recent Mainstream TJ blog explored the "exportable elements" of the Louisiana Reentry Court spearheaded by Judge William (“Rusty”) Knight that could be explored in … Continue reading Creating a Re-Entry Court by wagging the probation tail

Holiday therapeutic jurisprudence reading!

Some wonderful TJ articles in the latest edition of the Queensland University of Technology Law Review from a range of internationally recognised TJ scholars. Read some of the latest TJ perspectives on coronial investigations, criminal justice, coercive interventions, family drug treatment courts and mental health. Link here to this TJ edition of the QUT Law … Continue reading Holiday therapeutic jurisprudence reading!

HOPE for the criminal justice system

Therapeutic jurisprudence thinking encourages us to consider what behavioural science says about how people change and to apply that in criminal justice settings.  In this guest blog, Judge Steven Alm talks about a probation program that achieves behavioural change through a combination of accountability and care... In 2004, I was assigned to a felony trial calendar here … Continue reading HOPE for the criminal justice system