Corruption and the Blue Code of Silence

@article{Skolnick2002CorruptionAT,
  title={Corruption and the Blue Code of Silence},
  author={Jerome H. Skolnick},
  journal={Police Practice and Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={3},
  pages={19 - 7}
}
  • J. Skolnick
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Political Science
  • Police Practice and Research
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