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San Diego Law Review

Article Title

Indeterminacy As Individualization

Authors

Georg K. Sturup

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Penal institutions are an important field for psychiatric treatment and study. This Article defines treatment and discusses its principal aims as they are relevant to a penal setting. Currently, the lawyers' rule-dominated pattern of reaction is gaining ground over the psychiatric situational approach. Both the overdeveloped organization for psychiatric investigations and the tendency to forget the pre-sentence report when the offender is placed int he rule-dominated penal institutions counteracts every clinical research program. Denmark's attempts to overcome this obstacle by making the inmate the principal collaborator in his rehabilitation are described here.

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