Three decades of crime, criminal justice efficiency and imprisonment in Canada by Marc Ouimet

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  • Criminal justice, Administration of -- Canada.,
  • Criminal statistics -- Canada.,
  • Crime -- Canada.,
  • Imprisonment -- Canada.

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StatementMarc Ouimet. --.
SeriesDiscussion paper / Centre for Criminological Reserch -- 33, Discussion paper (University of Alberta. Centre for Criminological Research) -- 33.
LC ClassificationsKE203 .O935 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination25 p. ;
Number of Pages25
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Open LibraryOL17257976M

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