The Mark of a Criminal Record1

@article{Pager2003TheMO,
  title={The Mark of a Criminal Record1},
  author={Devah Pager},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={2003},
  volume={108},
  pages={937 - 975}
}
  • D. Pager
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Law
  • American Journal of Sociology
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