One of the founders of Therapeutic Jurisprudence, David Wexler, was interviewed on NPR's State of Affairs.
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Differing philosophies of justice administration in the U.S. focus alternately on punishment or rehabilitation. The therapeutic justice movement, which began in the late 1980.s, sees legal intervention as a means of addressing the underlying issues that lead a person to commit a crime. In effect, the justice system can be therapeutic for offenders. David Wexler first coined the term and has spent a great part of his career studying the approach. He joins us this Thursday for a conversation about therapeutic justice.