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Psychiatrists should be made accountable

Title: Psychiatrists should be made accountable
Date: Thursday, 17 June 1999
Publisher: Australian Associated Press (AAP)
Author: John Kidman
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SYDNEY, June 17 AAP — Psychiatrists who argued for the release of convicted child killer John Lewthwaite should be held culpable if he reoffended, human rights activists said today. "If that were the case, then the psychiatric profession might not be so quick to judge dangerous criminals fit for release," Citizens Commission on Human Rights spokeswoman Lyn Cottee told journalists. "They might also use proven, workable rehabilitation programs and testing if they were made accountable for the results." Lewthwaite, one of ... [Read the rest at]