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Policing. / Fyfe, N. R.

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. ed. / Rob Kitchin; Nigel Thrift. Vol. 8 Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2009. p. 212-216.

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Fyfe, NR 2009, 'Policing'. in R Kitchin & N Thrift (eds), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. vol. 8, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 212-216.

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Fyfe, N. R. (2009). Policing. In Kitchin, R., & Thrift, N. (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. (pp. 212-216). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

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Fyfe NR. Policing. In Kitchin R, Thrift N, editors, International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 2009. p. 212-216.

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Fyfe, N. R. / Policing.

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. ed. / Rob Kitchin; Nigel Thrift. Vol. 8 Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2009. p. 212-216.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

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