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(1977). The Journal of Psychiatry and Law. IV, 1976: Bad or Mad: The Psychiatrist in the Sentencing Process. Carol E. R. Bohmer. Pp. 23-48.. Psychoanal Q., 46:717-718.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: The Journal of Psychiatry and Law. IV, 1976: Bad or Mad: The Psychiatrist in the Sentencing Process. Carol E. R. Bohmer. Pp. 23-48.

(1977). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 46:717-718

The Journal of Psychiatry and Law. IV, 1976: Bad or Mad: The Psychiatrist in the Sentencing Process. Carol E. R. Bohmer. Pp. 23-48.

Circumstances in which presentence psychiatric reports are requested, and their use and influence on judicial sentencing, are examined through both the histories of men convicted for sex offenses and interviews with judges. Offenders for whom a report was ordered and those sentenced without a report were compared. The

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The following abstracts appeared in the Journal of Psychiatry and Law and are reprinted with the permission of the publisher.

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seriousness of the offense, previous record, and age of victim were among the factors significantly related to ordering a report. The presence of a report did not generally affect the type or length of the sentence. The recommendation of the psychiatrist and the sentence corresponded in only half the cases, a finding lower than that expected from research with probation reports and some scholarly opinion.

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Article Citation

(1977). The Journal of Psychiatry and Law. IV, 1976. Psychoanal. Q., 46:717-718

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