Monday, July 8, 2013
Tali Gal and David B. Wexler (School of Criminology, University of Haifa and University of Puerto Rico - School of Law) have posted Synergizing Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Positive Criminology on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) is an interdisciplinary approach to the law that examines the therapeutic and anti-therapeutic consequences of legal rules, procedures, and the roles of legal actors. While TJ work covers the full legal spectrum, its work in criminal law is vast, and seems highly consistent with positive criminology (PC), a new perspective encompassing diverse models and theories in criminology that identify positive factors that may help in the rehabilitation of offenders.
We provide a brief overview of TJ and examine its convergence with PC.