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3 Int'l J. Therapeutic Juris. 199 (2018)
Therapeutic Jurisprudence Principles and Offender Rehabilitation: Which Rehabilitation Theory Is the Best Match

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   THERAPEUTIC JURISPRUDENCE PRINCIPLES AND OF-
 FENDER  REHABILITATION: WHICH REHABILITATION THE-
                 ORY IS THE BEST  MATCH?

                      Astrid Birgden*


                          Abstract

    Therapeutic jurisprudence is interested in the law, legal pro-
cedures, and the role of psycholegal actors in rehabilitating of-
fenders in courts and the correctional system. Therapeutic juris-
prudence focuses on improved well-being while considering ev-
idence-based and ethical approaches in correctional services be-
ing applied in the courts to support rehabilitation. A good of-
fender rehabilitation theory specifies the aims of treatment, jus-
tifies the values underpinning the approach, and outlines how
treatment should proceed to realize these values. In this en-
deavor, two  contemporary  offender rehabilitation approaches
are compared   to therapeutic jurisprudence principles: Risk-
Need-Responsivity  and the Good  Lives  Model.  The  values,
treatment targets, and practice strategies within the two offender
rehabilitation models are compared.  It is concluded that the
principles and practices of the Good Lives Model  are better
aligned to the values of therapeutic jurisprudence as both ap-
proaches aspire to a humanistic approach within an ethic of care
aimed  at improving well-being in both offenders and the com-
munity.







* Consultant Forensic Psychologist Just Forensic and Adjunct Clinical Asso-
ciate Professor, Deakin University.

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