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'We police it ourselves': Group processes in the escalation and regulation of violence in the night-time economy

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'We police it ourselves' : Group processes in the escalation and regulation of violence in the night-time economy. / Levine, Mark; Lowe, Robert; Best, Rachel; Heim, Derek.

In: European Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 42, No. 7, 01.12.2012, p. 924-932.

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Levine, Mark ; Lowe, Robert ; Best, Rachel ; Heim, Derek. / 'We police it ourselves' : Group processes in the escalation and regulation of violence in the night-time economy. In: European Journal of Social Psychology. 2012 ; Vol. 42, No. 7. pp. 924-932.

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