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A study of geriatric forensic evaluees: who are the violent elderly?

  title={A study of geriatric forensic evaluees: who are the violent elderly?},
  author={Catherine F. Lewis and Cynthia Yvonne Fields and Elizabeth Rainey},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  volume={34 3},
  • C. LewisC. FieldsE. Rainey
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
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