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(p. 203) The Child, the Family and the Offender 

(p. 203) The Child, the Family and the Offender
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(p. 203) The Child, the Family and the Offender
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271398.003.0030
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date: 11 December 2019

In this response to a Home Office White Paper, Winnicott expresses dismay that there is no evidence in the White Paper of any absorption of new knowledge, such as the discoveries of psychoanalysis and the unconscious. He contends that delinquency has both a positive and a negative aspect that needs understanding by society and by its legal systems and is disappointed at the loss of this opportunity by government to address this serious matter.

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