Public opinion, punishment, and crime
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Public opinion, punishment, and crime some notes on a survey approach by Roderic G. Broadhurst

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Published by University Extension, [University of Western Australia in [Nedlands, W.A.] .
Written in English



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Edition Notes

StatementRoderic G. Broadhurst.
SeriesA monograph series / University Extension, Monograph series (University of Western Australia. University Extension)
LC ClassificationsHV7174.W47 B76 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 182 p. :
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2883950M
ISBN 100909704414
LC Control Number84107618

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