The economic dimensions of crime

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .

Written in English

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  • Crime -- Economic aspects,
  • Criminal justice, Administration of -- Economic aspects

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-252) and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Nigel G. Fielding, Alan Clarke, Robert Witt.
ContributionsFielding, Nigel., Clarke, Alan, 1951-, Witt, Robert.
LC ClassificationsHV6171 .E28 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 260 p. :
Number of Pages260
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Open LibraryOL18820712M
ISBN 10031223161X
LC Control Number99088101

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