Illegal Hunting and Angling:The Neutralization of Wildlife Law Violations

  title={Illegal Hunting and Angling:The Neutralization of Wildlife Law Violations},
  author={Stephen L. Eliason},
  journal={Society \& Animals},
  • S. Eliason
  • Published 2003
  • Environmental Science, Law
  • Society & Animals
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