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Fit to be interviewed by the police?

  • Keith J. B. Rix
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Although police surgeons (or forensic medical examiners; FMEs) usually assess fitness to be interviewed by the police (Norfolk, 1996), psychiatrists may also be asked for an opinion (Protheroe & Roney, 1996).

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