Psychiatry and Law (Tape 2 of 5)
Object Title

Psychiatry and Law (Tape 2 of 5)

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American Cities: Law, Survival and the Administration of Justice Event Recordings

Material Category
Physical Audio
Type of Work
1/4 inch audio tape
This audio recording is of one of a series of sessions held at The New School, entitled: "American Cities: Law, Survival and the Administration of Justice." This recording contains the statement of Kings County Hospital Center Forensic Psychiatry Director Daniel Schwartz for the session on the role of psychiatry in law. Attorney Joseph Lobenthal briefly introduces Dr. Schwartz at the beginning of the recording, who delivers his speech, which deals with the myths surrounding and the impracticality of the "insanity defense," the problem of "malingering" and the issue of inmates escaping from state mental hospitals, and the appropriateness of the use of forensic psychiatric evaluation in the sentencing phase of criminal cases.
November 3 1971
Related people
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) (producer)
Joseph S. Lobenthal, Jr. (speaker)
Daniel W. Schwartz (speaker)
Reel 2 Speaker Daniel W. Schwartz Speed 7 1/2 IPS (container)
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