Repairing the law : The search for justice in the Nigerien gendarmerie

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GÖPFERT, Mirco, 2016. Repairing the law : The search for justice in the Nigerien gendarmerie. In: Theoretical Criminology. 20(4), pp. 446-461. ISSN 1362-4806. eISSN 1461-7439. Available under: doi: 10.1177/1362480616659819

@article{Gopfert2016Repai-36038, title={Repairing the law : The search for justice in the Nigerien gendarmerie}, year={2016}, doi={10.1177/1362480616659819}, number={4}, volume={20}, issn={1362-4806}, journal={Theoretical Criminology}, pages={446--461}, author={Göpfert, Mirco} }

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