Problem Solving Courts

Social Science and Legal Perspectives

Editors: Wiener, Richard L., Brank, Eve (Eds.)

  • Covers the full range of problem-solving courts
  • The most comprehensive coverage of the topic with contributions by leading experts
  • Provides the existing research base and indications for future research directions
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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 ultimately, hopefully prevent recidivism. Research has shown that this kind of strategy has a two-fold benefit. It has been successful in helping offenders turn their lives around which leads to improved public safety and the ultimate saving of public funds. This book is the first to focus exclusively on problem solving courts, and as such it presents an overview of the rationale and scientific evidence for such courts as well as individual sections on the key areas in which these courts are active. Thus there is specific attention paid to domestic violence, juvenile criminality, mental health, and more. Throughout, research findings are incorporated into general discussions of these courts operate and ideally what they are trying to accomplish. There is also discussion of how such courts should evolve in the future and the directions that further research should take.

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"The good news for readers of Problem Solving Courts is that the various chapters are well written without the abrupt changes in style sometimes experienced in edited volumes. Whether for an upper level undergraduate or a graduate student with an interest in psychology and the law or for professionals in the field, a clear picture of the rationales for problem solving courts and of generic implications for practice—psychological, social, legal—is provided."
Richard W. Bloom
PsycCRITIQUES
December 18, 2013, Vol. 58, No. 49, Article 4

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Social Psychology and Problem-Solving Courts: Judicial Roles and Decision Making

    Wiener, Richard L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • The Marriage of Science and the Law in Child Welfare Cases

    Lederman, Cindy S.

    Pages 23-32

  • Exploring the Value-Added of Specialized Problem-Solving Courts for Dependency Cases

    Gatowski, Sophia I. (et al.)

    Pages 33-53

  • Dependency Courts and Science

    Weisz, Victoria

    Pages 55-62

  • Unified Family Courts: An Interdisciplinary Framework and a Problem-Solving Approach

    Babb, Barbara A.

    Pages 65-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Problem Solving Courts
Book Subtitle
Social Science and Legal Perspectives
Editors
  • Richard L. Wiener
  • Eve Brank
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7403-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7403-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7402-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9987-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 256
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