Criminal law reform now: a new Reform network

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Criminal law reform now : a new Reform network. / Child, John; Rogers, Jonathan.

In: Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 81, No. 4, 01.08.2017, p. 282-291.

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Child, John ; Rogers, Jonathan. / Criminal law reform now : a new Reform network. In: Journal of Criminal Law. 2017 ; Vol. 81, No. 4. pp. 282-291.

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