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Possible developments in the codification of the criminal law in England

Neil Lawson

Possible developments in the codification of the criminal law in England

comments on Professor Smith"s paper.

by Neil Lawson

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Published in [Cambridge?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Smith, J. C.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUniversity of Cambridge. Institute of Criminology., National Conference on Research and Teaching in Criminology, 3d, Cambridge, Eng., 1968
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    LC ClassificationsK S6523 P625
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[6 leaves]
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17987597M


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