Police Ethics and Integrity: Breaking the Blue Code of Silence

@article{Westmarland2005PoliceEA,
  title={Police Ethics and Integrity: Breaking the Blue Code of Silence},
  author={Louise Westmarland},
  journal={Policing and Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={145 - 165}
}
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