Justice in sentencing offender perceptions by John W. Ekstedt

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Published by Dept. of Justice Canada, Research and Development Directorate, Policy, Programs and Research Branch in [Ottawa] .

Written in English

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Other titlesLa justice dans l"attribution de la peine.
StatementJohn Ekstedt and Margaret Jackson.
SeriesResearch reports of the Canadian Sentencing Commission
ContributionsJackson, Margaret., Canadian Sentencing Commission., Canada. Dept. of Justice. Policy, Programs and Research Branch.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKE9355 .E47 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 171 p. ;
Number of Pages171
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19878234M
ISBN 100662158687
OCLC/WorldCa18745691

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