Hybrid Police Work and Insecurity in the Mexican Federal State

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LAURENCY, Patrick, 2017. Hybrid Police Work and Insecurity in the Mexican Federal State

@techreport{Laurency2017Hybri-41069, series={Centre for Security Governance : CSG Paper Series}, title={Hybrid Police Work and Insecurity in the Mexican Federal State}, url={http://secgovcentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/CSG-Paper-17-Hybrid-Police-Work-and-Insecurity-in-the-Mexican-Federal-State-October-23-2017.pdf}, year={2017}, number={17}, author={Laurency, Patrick} }

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