The Assessment of Psychopathology in Juvenile Delinquency

The Family Court Perspective
  • Peter D. Guggenheim
  • Richard Garmise
Part of the Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law book series (CIAP, volume 2)


The Mental Health Services of Family Court in New York City functions in a diagnostic/consultative relationship to the court, with an amicus curiae status. In cases of juvenile delinquency, a clinical evaluation is requested by the court after a fact-finding (determination of guilt) has been made against a delinquent respondent. The clinic assesses the respondent’s mental functioning and recommends to the court appropriate avenues of remediation and rehabilitation, balancing the needs of the juvenile with those of society, all within the context of the “least restrictive” guidelines.


Delinquent Behavior Conduct Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder Juvenile Delinquency Delinquent Action 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter D. Guggenheim
    • 1
  • Richard Garmise
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, School of MedicineNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Advanced Psychological StudiesAdelphi UniversityGarden CityUSA

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