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Volume 9, Issue 2 (1980)

Psychological Evidence in the Larry P. Opinion: A Case of Right Problem - Wrong Decision

pp. 123—135

The Larry P. court decision represents another effort to achieve legal resolution of ambiguous and controversial issues in the behavioral sciences. Like other judges in similar cases, Judge Pechham acknowledged the complexity of the issues, and expressed reservations about involvement of the courts. However, the judicial mandate resolving the issues, at least for the State of California, relied heavily on evidence from the behavioral sciences.

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