What Is Crime?
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What Is Crime? by Stuart Henry

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. .
Written in English


  • Crime & criminology,
  • Criminology Theory,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Criminology,
  • Social Science / Criminology,
  • Crime

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages258
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8246640M
ISBN 100847698068
ISBN 109780847698066

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