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A New Canteen Culture: The Potential to Use Social Media as Evidence in Policing

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A New Canteen Culture : The Potential to Use Social Media as Evidence in Policing. / Hesketh, Ian; Williams, Emma.

In: Policing: Journal of Policy and Practice, Vol. 11, No. 3, 09.2017, p. 346-355.

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Hesketh, I & Williams, E 2017, 'A New Canteen Culture: The Potential to Use Social Media as Evidence in Policing', Policing: Journal of Policy and Practice, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 346-355. https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pax025

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Hesketh, Ian ; Williams, Emma. / A New Canteen Culture : The Potential to Use Social Media as Evidence in Policing. In: Policing: Journal of Policy and Practice. 2017 ; Vol. 11, No. 3. pp. 346-355.

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