The Scope of Legal Psychiatry

    Volume 18, Issue 1 (January 1973)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 9


    Suarez, JM
    UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, Calif.

    Hunt, J
    UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, Calif.

    (Received 31 March 1972; accepted 23 August 1972)

    Abstract

    Law and psychiatry as distinct disciplines overlap inevitably in many ways. There are many areas in which the two potentially or actually have concerns in common, and these seem to be expanding all the time. These areas are rather heterogeneous, and range from the understanding and treatment of the criminal offender to social issues such as abortion or gun control, and all the way to highly philosophical problems such as confidentiality or the involuntary detention of the dangerous. In actuality, however, the degree and type of interaction between the two disciplines has been remarkably narrow and constricted as this article will demonstrate in depth.


    Paper ID: JFS10010J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10010J

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