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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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MESA AZUERO, José Gregorio. The Psychiatrist and the Accusatory System: Three Faces and One Profession. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2005, vol.34, suppl.1, pp.21-25. ISSN 0034-7450.

This paper describes the role of psychiatrists in the new adversary judicial system, the need for change in their process and the features of the expert witness, the expert adviser and finally, those of the clinical psychiatrist who is called upon to take the stand and testify about a part of his knowledge or about a patient.

Keywords : Forensic psychiatry; psychiatry.

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