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Handbook of Psychiatric Practice in the Juvenile Court

American Psychiatric Association

  • 1991
  • 212 Pages
  • ISBN 978-0-89042-233-5
  • Item #2233


  • Introduction. History of the juvenile court. Procedures in the juvenile court. Participants in the juvenile court. Role of the psychiatrist. The clinical evaluation for juvenile court. The psychiatric report in the juvenile justice system. Court testimony: the psychiatrist as witness. Disposition. Waiver or transfer to adult court. Physical abuse. Child sexual abuse. Juvenile sex offenders. Violent juveniles. Termination of parental rights. Training psychiatrists to work in the juvenile justice system. Professional concerns. Concluding remarks and future perspectives. Index.

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