Dumping: Police-Initiated Transjurisdictional Transport of Troublesome Persons

  title={Dumping: Police-Initiated Transjurisdictional Transport of Troublesome Persons},
  author={William R. King and Thomas M Dunn},
  journal={Police Quarterly},
  pages={339 - 358}
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