Frontlash: Race and the Development of Punitive Crime Policy

@article{Weaver2007FrontlashRA,
  title={Frontlash: Race and the Development of Punitive Crime Policy},
  author={Vesla M. Weaver},
  journal={Studies in American Political Development},
  year={2007},
  volume={21},
  pages={230 - 265}
}
  • Vesla M. Weaver
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Law
  • Studies in American Political Development
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