How justice 'Gets Done': Politics, managerialism, consumerism, and therapeutic jurisprudence

Jeffries, Samantha (2005) How justice 'Gets Done': Politics, managerialism, consumerism, and therapeutic jurisprudence. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 17(2), pp. 254-268.


How criminal justice ‘gets done’ ultimately depends on the social context at any given historical moment. This paper: a) highlights how adversarial sentencing practice which has traditionally sat in the domain of Australia’s criminal courts is changing with moves towards therapeutic jurisprudence, i.e. problem-solving courts and restorative justice, b) outlines what social and theoretical forces are contributing to these modifications, c) provides a challenge for government, policy makers, criminal justice personnel and the public to consider more closely the positives and negatives of the changes taking place.

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ID Code: 8605
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Sentencing, problem, solving courts, restorative justice, therapeutic jurisprudence
ISSN: 1034-5329, 0085-7033
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 University of Sydney
Deposited On: 16 Jul 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:19

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