The rebirth of forensic psychiatry in light of recent historical trends in criminal responsibility.

@article{Bursztajn1994TheRO,
  title={The rebirth of forensic psychiatry in light of recent historical trends in criminal responsibility.},
  author={H. Bursztajn and A. Scherr and A. Brodsky},
  journal={The Psychiatric clinics of North America},
  year={1994},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          611-35
        }
}
The forensic specialist's expertise lies in mapping the interaction of cognitive, affective, and physiologic processes as they affect and are affected by the choices people make, and in connecting this analysis with laws, legal criteria, and other standards. More simply and broadly, it lies in describing both the unique and the universal characteristics of any human being and distinguishing clearly between the two. This is a psychiatrist who conducts in a different arena, and from a more… Expand
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