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The killing of children by children as a symptom of national crisis : reactions in Britain and Japan.

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The killing of children by children as a symptom of national crisis : reactions in Britain and Japan. / Smith, David; Sueda, Kiyoko.

In: Criminology and Criminal Justice, Vol. 8, No. 1, 02.2008, p. 5-25.

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Smith, David ; Sueda, Kiyoko. / The killing of children by children as a symptom of national crisis : reactions in Britain and Japan. In: Criminology and Criminal Justice. 2008 ; Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 5-25.

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