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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Wiener, Richard L.
Problem Solving Courts : Social Science and Legal Perspectives.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2013
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Richard L Wiener; Eve M Brank
|Notes:||Specialty/Specialized and Therapeutic Courts.|
|Description:||1 online resource (259 pages)|
|Contents:||Problem-Solving Courts, TherapeuticJurisprudence, and Mainstreaming; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1 Social Psychology and Problem-Solving Courts: Judicial Roles and Decision Making; Observations from a Mental Health Drug Court; The Revolving Door Problem; Rational Actor Model; The Psychological Model of Legal Decision Making; Problem-Solving Court Offenders; Judicial Officers; Taxonomy of Problem-Solving Courts: Judicial Role and Decision-Making Models; Agency of the Judicial Role; Decision-Making Model; References; Part I Dependency Specialty Courts. Chapter 2 The Marriage of Science and the Law in Child Welfare CasesReferences; Chapter 3 Exploring the Value-Added of Specialized Problem-Solving Courts for Dependency Cases; Examining the Value-Added of Specialized Problem-Solving Courts for Dependency Cases; The Evolution of the Dependency Court; The Dependency Court as a Problem-Solving Court; Outstanding Questions About Problem-Solving Dependency Courts; An Evaluation of Utah Juvenile Court Problem-Solving Models; The Three Problem-Solving Models; Research Goals; Methods; Summary of Process Findings: Three Problem-Solving Court Models. Chapter 5 Unified Family Courts: An Interdisciplinary Framework and a Problem-Solving ApproachIntroduction; Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Family Law Court Reform; The Ecology of Human Development and Family Court Reform; Blueprint for an Interdisciplinary Unified Family Court; Separate Court Structure; Comprehensive Subject Matter Jurisdiction; Specialized Case Management and Case Processing System; An Array of Services; A User-Friendly Court; Conclusion; Chapter 6 Domestic Violence Courts: The Case of Lady Justice Meets the Serpents of the Caduceus. Characteristics of Domestic Violence Courts Shaping PerformanceCharacteristics Enhancing the Performance of Domestic Violence Courts; Characteristics Hindering the Performanceof Domestic Violence Courts; Principles of Therapeutic Jurisprudence Applied to Domestic Violence; A Holistic, Therapeutic --
Restorative Approachto Domestic Violence Courts; Promise, Limitations, and Future Research; References; Chapter 7 Gender Issues in Problem-Solving Courts; Introduction; Domestic Violence and the Legal System; Proposals for Specialty Family Law Courts and Domestic Violence Courts.
In order to make the criminal court system more effective there has been a growing trend to have courts participate in what is essentially a rehabilitation strategy. Such courts are often referred to as ""problem-solving"" because they are working on root causes of criminal behavior as part of the dispensation of justice. This major shift in the role of the courts means that the court works closely with prosecutors, public defenders, probation officers, social workers, and other justice system partners to develop a strategy that pressures offenders to complete a treatment program which will ul.