Medicine, Science and the Law 1968; 8(2):109-118
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I. Kolvin and C. Ounsted, "Remand delinquents, the court and the psychiatrist", Medicine, Science and the Law, Volume 8, No. 2 , pp. 109-118 (The Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd, April 1968).
In both the United Kingdom and the United States of America, juvenile courts now often seek medical advice on the disposal of some of the delinquents who come before them. In a previous paper (Kolvin and Ounsted) the reasons for medical referral to the Child Psychiatric Clinic were described.