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Published by Facts on File, Inc. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Crime -- United States -- History,
  • Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States -- History,
  • Punishment -- United States -- History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDavid Wolcott and Tom Head.
ContributionsHead, Tom.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6799 .W65 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18534412M
ISBN 109780816062478
LC Control Number2008013372

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