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(p. 357) Letter to P. D. Scott 

(p. 357) Letter to P. D. Scott
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(p. 357) Letter to P. D. Scott
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271350.003.0070
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date: 20 January 2018

In this letter to P. D. Scott, Winnicott describes how through identification with the criminal or the antisocial person the public is often extremely sympathetic and guilty on behalf of the criminal, and that judicial procedure must preserve its function in the face of the reservoir of unconscious revenge of a community.

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