Szasz, Thomas
October 1976
New Republic;10/23/76, Vol. 175 Issue 17, p6
Examines the case of Patricia Hearst, who was convicted of armed robbery and use of a firearm to commit a felony in the U.S. Possibility that Hearst is a victim of a sort of reverse discrimination against the rich cannot be ruled out; Impression created psychiatric testimony that she was trying to get away with something for which an ordinary person would be severely punished; Presence of massive evidence to support the view that psychiatric testimony in the courtroom is a kiss of death for the defendant on whose behalf it is ostensibly employed.


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