It is the purpose of this paper to show that the requirements made on psychiatry have not changed in the least since the application of the Durham Rule. It will be shown that now and in the future as before, the demonstration of the development and the dynamics of the mental processes is what the psychiatrist has to offer. Questions of guilt are not in his province. Now as before this latter remains the prerogative and obligation of the finders of fact, not of the experts.


Psychiatry and Law (A Symposium)