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Control in prisons a review of the literature by J. A. Ditchfield

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Published by HMSO in London .
Written in English



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Edition Notes

Statementby John Ditchfield.
SeriesHome Office research study ;, no. 118, Home Office research studies ;, 118.
ContributionsGreat Britain. Home Office. Research and Planning Unit.
LC ClassificationsHV9646 .D56 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 182 p. :
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL300169M
ISBN 100113409966
LC Control Number97207160

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