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Measuring Crime Large-Scale, Long-Range Efforts (Suny Series in Critical Issues in Criminal Justice) by Doris L. Mackenzie

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Published by State Univ of New York Pr .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Crime & criminology,
  • Data processing,
  • Criminal justice, Administration of,
  • Criminology,
  • Sociology,
  • Social Science,
  • Criminal justice, Administrati,
  • Criminal statistics,
  • United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsRoy R. Roberg (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages278
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8160384M
ISBN 100791401456
ISBN 109780791401453

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