An Integrated Theory of Specialized Court Programs: Using Procedural Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Promote Offender Compliance and Rehabilitation

Kimberly A. Kaiser, Kristy Reisig

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Abstract

Specialized court programs have expanded beyond drug treatment to address issues such as mental health, domestic violence, veterans, and reentry through evidenced-based treatment. Although these programs have been successful at reducing recidivism, their lack of an overarching theoretical framework has limited generalizability to other offender populations and contexts. The purpose of this article is to present an integrated model for specialized court programs that incorporates therapeutic jurisprudence and procedural justice concepts. We argue that although therapeutic jurisprudence offers guiding principles, it lacks the ability to explain how these programs work to change offender behavior and perceptions. Procedural justice can provide this missing piece of the puzzle in understanding the effectiveness of specialized courts. We conclude with a discussion of directions for future research and practice that is guided by this integrated perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-62
Number of pages18
JournalCriminal Justice and Behavior
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • legal compliance
  • procedural justice
  • rehabilitation
  • specialized courts
  • therapeutic jurisprudence

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychology(all)
  • Law

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An Integrated Theory of Specialized Court Programs : Using Procedural Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Promote Offender Compliance and Rehabilitation. / Kaiser, Kimberly A.; Reisig, Kristy.

In: Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 43, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 45-62.

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