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Computerized crime linkage systems: A critical review and research agenda

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Computerized crime linkage systems: A critical review and research agenda. / Bennell, Craig; Snook, Brent; MacDonald, Sarah et al.

In: Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 39, No. 5, 2012, p. 620-634.

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Bennell, C, Snook, B, MacDonald, S, House, J & Taylor, P 2012, 'Computerized crime linkage systems: A critical review and research agenda', Criminal Justice and Behavior, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 620-634. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854811435210

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Bennell, C., Snook, B., MacDonald, S., House, J., & Taylor, P. (2012). Computerized crime linkage systems: A critical review and research agenda. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39(5), 620-634. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854811435210

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Bennell C, Snook B, MacDonald S, House J, Taylor P. Computerized crime linkage systems: A critical review and research agenda. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2012;39(5):620-634. doi: 10.1177/0093854811435210

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Bennell, Craig ; Snook, Brent ; MacDonald, Sarah et al. / Computerized crime linkage systems: A critical review and research agenda. In: Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2012 ; Vol. 39, No. 5. pp. 620-634.

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