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Criminal law and the routine activity of 'hate crime'. / Iganski, Paul.

In: Liverpool Law Review, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2008, p. 1-17.

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Iganski, Paul. / Criminal law and the routine activity of 'hate crime'. In: Liverpool Law Review. 2008 ; Vol. 29, No. 1. pp. 1-17.

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