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Measuring the costs of police services by Kent John Chabotar

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Office of Development, Testing, and Dissemination in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Police -- United States -- Costs

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Statementby Kent John Chabotar
SeriesProgram models
ContributionsNational Institute of Justice (U.S.). Office of Development, Testing, and Dissemination, Abt Associates
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 221 p. :
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13606124M

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