Edging your bets: Advantage play, gambling, crime and victimisation

@article{Banks2013EdgingYB,
  title={Edging your bets: Advantage play, gambling, crime and victimisation},
  author={James Banks},
  journal={Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={9},
  pages={171 - 187}
}
  • James Banks
  • Published 1 August 2013
  • Law
  • Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal
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