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Defining crimes by William J. Stuntz

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Published by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business in New York .
Written in English


  • Criminal law

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxv-xxvi) and index.

StatementWilliam J. Stuntz, Joseph L. Hoffmann
SeriesAspen casebook series
ContributionsHoffmann, Joseph L., 1957-
LC ClassificationsKF9219 .S78 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 940 p. ;
Number of Pages940
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25149067M
ISBN 109780735507630
LC Control Number2011006377

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