Neoliberalism’s penal and debtor states

  title={Neoliberalism’s penal and debtor states},
  author={John L. Campbell},
  journal={Theoretical Criminology},
  pages={59 - 73}
  • John L. Campbell
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • Political Science
  • Theoretical Criminology
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