The Effects of Surveillance Cameras on Crime: Evidence from the Stockholm Subway

  title={The Effects of Surveillance Cameras on Crime: Evidence from the Stockholm Subway},
  author={Mikael Priks},
  journal={Urban Economics \& Regional Studies eJournal},
  • Mikael Priks
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Sociology
  • Urban Economics & Regional Studies eJournal
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