The Juvenile Transfer Hearing and the Forensic Psychiatrist

  • Larry H. Strasburger
Part of the Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law book series (CIAP, volume 4)


The juvenile justice system in the United States is clearly in disrepute. Critics point to the disturbingly high rate of violent crime among teenagers. In 1986 nearly 1 in 10 accused murderers in America was a youth under 18. Thirty-three young men and two young women are currently sentenced to death for crimes committed while they were juveniles.1 One solution proposed for this problem has been to do away entirely with the juvenile system for serious offenders and try them as adults.


Criminal Justice System Juvenile Offender Borderline Personality Disorder Juvenile Justice System Juvenile Court 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Larry H. Strasburger
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.McLean HospitalBelmontUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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