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Volume 3, Issue 1 (1974)

Psychologists and Individual Rights

pp. 21—25

In one field after another, public officials are being told by the courts that they cannot invade the privacy of citizens. Court orders, for instance, have struck down dress codes, obscenity statutes, postal regulations, eviction notices, midnight searches, leafleting restrictions, and prison disciplinary practices. School psychologists, as public officials, are subject to the same standards. These emerging constitutional standards interfere with some current practices, but, on examination, they can be seen to buttress rather than undermine professional standards.

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