This example illustrates how the normative goals of therapeutic jurisprudence are being compromised by the gendered ideology of the judge, resulting in anti-therapeutic outcomes.
This article has demonstrated that drug courts, as a vehicle for therapeutic jurisprudence, are both gendered and gendering in many ways.
The conclusion that tensions exist between the gendering ideology observed in the practices of drug court personnel in these sites and the stated goals of therapeutic jurisprudence is an important one.
(1) See Bruce J Winick, "The Jurisprudence of Therapeutic Jurisprudence" (1997) 3:1 Psychol Pub Pol'y & L 184 at 191 [Winick, "Jurisprudence"].
(3) David B Wexler & Bruce J Winick, eds, Law in a Therapeutic Key: Developments in Therapeutic Jurisprudence (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 1996) at xvii [Wexler & Winick, Therapeutic Key],
(4) David B Wexler, "Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Its Application to Criminal Justice Research and Development" (2010) 7 Irish Probation J 94 at 95 [Wexler, "Therapeutic Jurisprudence"].
(5) See Winick, "Jurisprudence", supra note 1 at 206.
(6) Wexler, "Therapeutic Jurisprudence", supra note 4 at 95.
(10) Warren Brookbanks argues that it is useful for us to conceive therapeutic jurisprudence as a "separate element" in the broader comprehensive law movement: Warren Brookbanks, "Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Implications for Judging" (2003) NZLJ 463 at 464.
(11) Scott Senjo & Leslie A Leip, "Testing Therapeutic Jurisprudence Theory: An Empirical Assessment of the Drug Court Process" online: (2001) 3:1 Western Criminology Rev <http://wcr.sonoma.edu/v3nl/senjo.html>.
(12) Brookbanks, supra note 10 at 466; Samantha Jeffries, "How Justice 'Gets Done': Politics, Managerialism, Consumerism, and Therapeutic Jurisprudence" (2005) 17:2 Current Issues in Criminal Justice 254 at 258.