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Clinical versus actuarial geographic profiling approaches : a review of the research. / Bennell, Craig; Taylor, Paul; Snook, Brent.

In: Police Practice and Research, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2007, p. 335-345.

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Bennell, C, Taylor, P & Snook, B 2007, 'Clinical versus actuarial geographic profiling approaches: a review of the research', Police Practice and Research, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 335-345. https://doi.org/10.1080/15614260701615037

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Bennell C, Taylor P, Snook B. Clinical versus actuarial geographic profiling approaches: a review of the research. Police Practice and Research. 2007;8(4):335-345. doi: 10.1080/15614260701615037

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Bennell, Craig ; Taylor, Paul ; Snook, Brent. / Clinical versus actuarial geographic profiling approaches : a review of the research. In: Police Practice and Research. 2007 ; Vol. 8, No. 4. pp. 335-345.

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