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Psychiatrists in Court: Some Perspectives on the Insanity Defense
ABRAHAM S. GOLDSTEIN
Am J Psychiatry 1969;125:1348-1351.
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William Nelson Cromwell professor of law, Yale University Law School, New Haven, Conn. 06520

1968-69, American Psychiatric Association

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If the insanity defense is to be rescued from the stereotypes that have dominated it, lawyers and psychiatrists will have to learn more about the open texture of the legal process and the variety of evidence and issues that may be presented. The author foresees a revolution in legal services that will result in a fuller exploration not only of the insanity defense but also of other issues surrounding mental disorder and the criminal law.

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