Martin Blinder

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  • Martin Blinder
  • The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry…
  • 2004
The long-recognized "risk factors" of suicide are so fraught with false positives and negatives as to be nearly valueless in anticipating and preventing suicide or suicide attempts in actual clinical practice. Suicide is no more or less foreseeable in the few patients who attempt self-harm than in the many who make no such attempts. Finally, it is difficult(More)
  • Martin Blinder
  • The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry…
  • 2015
When the law gets something wrong, it can do so in a way that adversely affects many lives, often profoundly. Specifically, to society’s great detriment, the corrections arm of the American criminal justice system appears to have the distribution and administration of punishment exactly backward. We typically sentence young men who have committed their(More)