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(p. 431) Review: The Child and the Magistrate: By J. A. F. Watson (London: Jonathan Cape, 1950) 

(p. 431) Review: The Child and the Magistrate: By J. A. F. Watson (London: Jonathan Cape, 1950)
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(p. 431) Review: The Child and the Magistrate: By J. A. F. Watson (London: Jonathan Cape, 1950)
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271350.003.0083
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date: 18 July 2018

In this review Winnicott recommends the book to both magistrates and to anyone concerned with children, especially those with psychological problems. He emphasises that magistrates need to keep in mind that it is “the public interest which, as a court of justice, must always be their paramount consideration.” He expresses his opinion that doctors and psychiatrists need to be aware of the law, and that the attempt to eliminate corporal punishment leaves a gap that needs to be filled with serious alternatives.

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