The Organized Crime Continuum: A Further Specification of a New Conceptual Model

@article{Hagan1983TheOC,
  title={The Organized Crime Continuum: A Further Specification of a New Conceptual Model},
  author={Frank E. Hagan},
  journal={Criminal Justice Review},
  year={1983},
  volume={8},
  pages={52 - 57}
}
  • F. Hagan
  • Published 1 September 1983
  • Law
  • Criminal Justice Review
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