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Handbook of Psychiatric Practice in the Juvenile Court

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ISBN13: 9780890422335
ISBN: 0890422338
Published: May 1994
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing Inc
Format: Paperback
Price: £28.00

Rising violence among youth, the alarming explosion of illicit drug use and an increasing incidence of child abuse underscore the need to involve mental health professionals in the juvenile court system. This practical handbook for practitioners examines the role that psychiatrists and other mental health professionals are called upon to play when children, adolescents and their families end up in court.

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History of the juvenile court; Procedures in the juvenile court
Participants in the juvenile court; The role of the psychiatrist; The clinical evaluation in juvenile court; The psychiatric report; Testimony; Disposition; Waiver or transfer; Special issues; Training; Professional concerns; Concluding remarks and future perspectives.