Rehabilitating Lawyers: Principles of Therapeutic Jurisprudence for Criminal Law Practice

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David B. Wexler
Carolina Academic Press, Jan 1, 2008 - Law - 399 pages
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This book seeks to bridge the traditional divide between scholarship and practice in the field of law. It introduces the interdisciplinary perspective of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) and then, largely through the thoughtful and informative essays of practitioners and clinical law professors, shows how criminal law practice can be enriched -- and how clients can benefit -- from lawyers looking at their practice with a TJ lens. Lawyers can be positive change agents for many of their clients, and will find that this approach can markedly increase their own professional satisfaction and enhance their professional image. "The most interesting, important and innovative book I have read about the practice of law in many years. I'm a former Public Defender (still one at heart), and I hope this book is read by all of those who devote themselves valiantly to this most undervalued position. Anyone who has ever represented a criminal defendant owes Professor Wexler a great debt of gratitude." -- Professor Michael L. Perlin, Director, International Mental Disability Law Reform Project, Director, Online Mental Disability Law Program New York Law School

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Contents

TJ and Criminal Law Practice
3
Concerns and Critiques
45
A Conversation with a Critic
91
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

David B. Wexler, PhD, is the executive director of the Relationship Training Institute. His previous books include Men in Therapy, Is He Depressed or What?, The Adolescent Self, and When Good Men Behave Badly. He lives in San Diego.

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