Attacks on the mind and the legal limits of the seduction industry

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Attacks on the mind and the legal limits of the seduction industry. / Byrne, Gavin; Child, John.

Consent: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives. ed. / Alan Reed; Michael Bohlander. Oxford and New York : Routledge, 2017. p. 52-67 (Substantive Issues in Criminal Law).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

Harvard

Byrne, G & Child, J 2017, Attacks on the mind and the legal limits of the seduction industry. in A Reed & M Bohlander (eds), Consent: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives. Substantive Issues in Criminal Law, Routledge, Oxford and New York, pp. 52-67.

APA

Byrne, G., & Child, J. (2017). Attacks on the mind and the legal limits of the seduction industry. In A. Reed, & M. Bohlander (Eds.), Consent: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives (pp. 52-67). (Substantive Issues in Criminal Law). Routledge.

Vancouver

Byrne G, Child J. Attacks on the mind and the legal limits of the seduction industry. In Reed A, Bohlander M, editors, Consent: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives. Oxford and New York: Routledge. 2017. p. 52-67. (Substantive Issues in Criminal Law).

Author

Byrne, Gavin ; Child, John. / Attacks on the mind and the legal limits of the seduction industry. Consent: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives. editor / Alan Reed ; Michael Bohlander. Oxford and New York : Routledge, 2017. pp. 52-67 (Substantive Issues in Criminal Law).

Bibtex

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