Attitudes of Police Officers Towards Syringe Access, Occupational Needle-Sticks, and Drug Use: A Qualitative Study of One City Police Department in the United States

@article{Beletsky2005AttitudesOP,
  title={Attitudes of Police Officers Towards Syringe Access, Occupational Needle-Sticks, and Drug Use: A Qualitative Study of One City Police Department in the United States},
  author={Leo Beletsky and Grace Macalino and Scott Burris},
  journal={Public Health Law \& Policy},
  year={2005}
}
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