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Crime and the Justice System in America An Encyclopedia by Gordon M. Armstrong

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Published by Greenwood Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • American history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Causes & prevention of crime,
  • Reference works,
  • Social history,
  • c 1960 to c 1970,
  • c 1970 to c 1980,
  • c 1980 to c 1990,
  • c 1990 to c 2000,
  • Criminal Justice Administration,
  • Criminology (General),
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • USA,
  • Criminology,
  • Reference,
  • Law / Criminal Law,
  • Crime,
  • Criminal justice, Administrati,
  • Criminal justice, Administration of,
  • Encyclopedias,
  • United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsFrank Schmalleger (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10419676M
ISBN 100313294097
ISBN 109780313294099

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