Volume 18, Issue 3 (July 1973)

    The Adversary System: Role of the Psychiatrist

    (Received 27 October 1972; accepted 29 January 1973)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Forensic psychiatry as a specialty is nonexistent. There is no such sub-specialty recognized within the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Equally as startling within the adversary system is the selection of the so-called forensic psychiatrist. The defense attorney has the choice of several varieties of psychiatrists upon whom to depend for psychiatric expertise within the adversary system. He may call upon a professional psychiatric witness who devotes his primary effort on the courtroom appearance. Or he may select a legally sophisticated but non-trained physician with some degree of psychiatric knowledge. Neither of these professionals has either competence or credibility. Emanuel Tanay properly says, the suspicious attitudes of the general public and lawyers toward the forensic pseudo-psychiatrist are, therefore, understandable.


    Author Information:

    Tuchler, MI
    Adjunct professor of psychology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona


    Stock #: JFS10441J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10441J

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    Title The Adversary System: Role of the Psychiatrist
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