The Unconventional Methods of Cultural Criminology

  title={The Unconventional Methods of Cultural Criminology},
  author={Stephanie C. Kane},
  journal={Theoretical Criminology},
  pages={303 - 321}
  • S. Kane
  • Published 1 August 2004
  • Sociology
  • Theoretical Criminology
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