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Criminal Profiling Belief and Use: A Study of Canadian Police Officer Opinion.

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Criminal Profiling Belief and Use: A Study of Canadian Police Officer Opinion. / Snook, Brent; Haines, Amanda; Taylor, Paul J.; Bennell, Craig.

In: Canadian Journal of Police and Security Services, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2007, p. 169-179.

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Snook, B, Haines, A, Taylor, PJ & Bennell, C 2007, 'Criminal Profiling Belief and Use: A Study of Canadian Police Officer Opinion.', Canadian Journal of Police and Security Services, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 169-179.

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Snook, B., Haines, A., Taylor, P. J., & Bennell, C. (2007). Criminal Profiling Belief and Use: A Study of Canadian Police Officer Opinion. Canadian Journal of Police and Security Services, 5(3), 169-179.

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Snook B, Haines A, Taylor PJ, Bennell C. Criminal Profiling Belief and Use: A Study of Canadian Police Officer Opinion. Canadian Journal of Police and Security Services. 2007;5(3):169-179.

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Snook, Brent ; Haines, Amanda ; Taylor, Paul J. ; Bennell, Craig. / Criminal Profiling Belief and Use: A Study of Canadian Police Officer Opinion. In: Canadian Journal of Police and Security Services. 2007 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 169-179.

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