Law and social control
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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Sociological jurisprudence -- Addresses, essays, lectures

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Eugene Kamenka and Alice Erh-Soon Tay.
SeriesIdeas and ideologies
ContributionsKamenka, Eugene., Tay, Alice Erh-Soon.
LC ClassificationsK376 .L357
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 198 p. ;
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4103716M
ISBN 100312475462
LC Control Number80018305

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