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`Too many chiefs and not enough chief executives': barriers to the development of PFI in the police service in England and Wales

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`Too many chiefs and not enough chief executives': barriers to the development of PFI in the police service in England and Wales. / Button, Mark; Williamson, T.; Johnston, L.

In: Criminology & Criminal Justice, Vol. 7, No. 3, 08.2007, p. 287-305.

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Button, Mark ; Williamson, T. ; Johnston, L. / `Too many chiefs and not enough chief executives': barriers to the development of PFI in the police service in England and Wales. In: Criminology & Criminal Justice. 2007 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 287-305.

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