Allegations of family violence in court: How parental alienation affects judicial outcomes.

  title={Allegations of family violence in court: How parental alienation affects judicial outcomes.},
  author={Jennifer J. Harman and Demosthenes Lorandos},
  journal={Psychology, Public Policy and Law},


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