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NCJ Number: 119142 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Psychiatry and the Law
Editor(s): R Rosner; H I Schwartz
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 430
Sponsoring Agency: Plenum Press
New York, NY 10013
Publication Number: ISBN 0-306-42958-6
Sale Source: Plenum Press
233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 23 papers examine juvenile criminality, issues related to sexual offenses by and against children and adolescents, treatment issues, and public policy issues in terms of the psychiatric and legal issues, clinical criteria, and rationales for specific recommendations.
Abstract: Individual papers examine historical definitions of juvenile criminality, criminogenic traits of offenders, biological causes of delinquency, psychological influences on criminality, and the childhood identification and prevention of adult antisocial personality disorder. Further papers examine psychiatric aspects of incest involving juveniles, the diagnosis and treatment of juvenile sex offenders, and the need for national uniformity in laws concerning the age of consent for sexual conduct of minors. Additional papers focus on forensic psychiatric assessments of juveniles, normal and abnormal adolescent psychological development, issues in the forensic assessment of black adolescents, issues related to pediatric and adolescent medicine, treatment of psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents, and the physical restraint of psychiatrically hospitalized minors. Two final papers discuss the adolescent's right to psychiatric care and the role of the forensic psychiatrist in hearings regarding the transfer of juveniles to adult courts. Figures, tables, and chapter reference lists.
Main Term(s): Forensic psychiatry
Index Term(s): Juvenile mental health services; Psychological evaluation; Rights of minors; Violent juvenile offenders
Note: Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law, Volume 4
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