Dr. Richard Orr

Sunday, December 07, 1958

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Jay Nelson Tuck moderates.

Dr. Richard Orr, Member of Association for Psychiatric Treatment of
Criminal Offenders (APTO).

APTO exists to stimulate interest in psychiatric treatment of law-breakers and to pioneer in the development of a community plan to provide specially trained psychotherapists. The association does distinguish between offenders - based on the seriousness of their crime. He also points out that not all offenders are insane.

APTO believes a group approach is the most helpful - police and mental health workers working together with the courts, etc.

Questions regarding repressed memories as a root for criminal behavior. Also, emotional deprivation during childhood.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72132
Municipal archives id: LT8252


Jim Farrell, Peter Franklin, Richard Orr, Stan Siegel, Ed Stover and Jay Nelson Tuck


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