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Direct elections and the local governance of crime in the United Kingdom: a view from the ground

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Direct elections and the local governance of crime in the United Kingdom: a view from the ground. / Button, Mark; Loveday, Barry.

In: Crime Prevention and Community Safety, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2010, p. 156-175.

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Button, Mark ; Loveday, Barry. / Direct elections and the local governance of crime in the United Kingdom: a view from the ground. In: Crime Prevention and Community Safety. 2010 ; Vol. 12, No. 3. pp. 156-175.

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