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Just about everybody doing the business? Explaining ‘cash-for-crash’ insurance fraud in the United Kingdom

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Just about everybody doing the business? Explaining ‘cash-for-crash’ insurance fraud in the United Kingdom. / Button, Mark; Brooks, Graham; Lewis, Chris; Aleem, Azeem.

In: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Vol. 50, No. 2, 03.2017, p. 176-194.

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Button, M, Brooks, G, Lewis, C & Aleem, A 2017, 'Just about everybody doing the business? Explaining ‘cash-for-crash’ insurance fraud in the United Kingdom', The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 176-194. https://doi.org/10.1177/0004865816638910

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Button, Mark ; Brooks, Graham ; Lewis, Chris ; Aleem, Azeem. / Just about everybody doing the business? Explaining ‘cash-for-crash’ insurance fraud in the United Kingdom. In: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. 2017 ; Vol. 50, No. 2. pp. 176-194.

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