Improving Policing: A Problem-Oriented Approach

@article{Goldstein1979ImprovingPA,
  title={Improving Policing: A Problem-Oriented Approach},
  author={Herman Goldstein},
  journal={Crime \& Delinquency},
  year={1979},
  volume={25},
  pages={236 - 258}
}
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