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The violent crime linkage analysis system: a test of interrater reliability

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The violent crime linkage analysis system : a test of interrater reliability. / Snook, Brent; Luther, Kirk; House, John; Bennell, Craig; Taylor, Paul.

In: Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 39, No. 5, 05.2012, p. 607-619.

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Snook, B, Luther, K, House, J, Bennell, C & Taylor, P 2012, 'The violent crime linkage analysis system: a test of interrater reliability', Criminal Justice and Behavior, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 607-619. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854811435208

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Snook, Brent ; Luther, Kirk ; House, John ; Bennell, Craig ; Taylor, Paul. / The violent crime linkage analysis system : a test of interrater reliability. In: Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2012 ; Vol. 39, No. 5. pp. 607-619.

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