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Published by Directorate of Psychological Services, Home Office, Prison Dept. in London, England .
Written in English


  • Criminal psychology.,
  • Prisoners -- Classification.,
  • Typology (Psychology)

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementA.W. McEwan.
SeriesDPS report. Series I ;, no. 28 (July 1988), DPS report., no. 28.
LC ClassificationsHV6080 .M372 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationi, 41 leaves ;
Number of Pages41
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2279699M
LC Control Number89171541

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