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The use of probation in the treatment of crime is one of the most important fields where psychiatry and social science find a common ground. It is therefore highly desirable that psychiatrists acquire some familiarity with the whole problem of probation, which seems destined to play an increasingly large rôle in the administration of justice.
The present volume, edited by Sheldon Glueck, is an admirable introduction covering the whole field in broad outline. Most of the aspects of probation are covered in separate chapters written by specialists. All angles of the problem are considered—legal, administrative, judicial, technical, organizational and historical. The editor himself contributes an informative and well balanced introductory chapter. Judge Ulman of Baltimore writes a humanly appealing chapter on the trial judge's dilemma, showing the struggle in a judge's mind between common sense and legal tradition. Dr. Bernard Glueck covers the psychiatric aspect of probation entirely from the
Probation and Criminal Justice. Arch NeurPsych. 1933;30(5):1191–1192. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240170243023
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