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On the need for scientific experimentation in the criminal profiling field: a reply to Dern and colleagues

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On the need for scientific experimentation in the criminal profiling field : a reply to Dern and colleagues. / Snook, Brent; Taylor, Paul J.; Gendreau, Paul; Bennell, Craig.

In: Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 36, No. 10, 10.2009, p. 1091-1094.

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Snook, B, Taylor, PJ, Gendreau, P & Bennell, C 2009, 'On the need for scientific experimentation in the criminal profiling field: a reply to Dern and colleagues', Criminal Justice and Behavior, vol. 36, no. 10, pp. 1091-1094. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854809344820

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Snook, Brent ; Taylor, Paul J. ; Gendreau, Paul ; Bennell, Craig. / On the need for scientific experimentation in the criminal profiling field : a reply to Dern and colleagues. In: Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2009 ; Vol. 36, No. 10. pp. 1091-1094.

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