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Published by Transaction Books in New Brunswick, N.J., U.S.A .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Crime -- Economic aspects -- United States.,
  • African American criminals.,
  • Crime and race -- United States.,
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesReview of Black political economy. Special issue.
Statementedited by Margaret C. Simms and Samuel L. Myers, Jr.
ContributionsSimms, Margaret C., Myers, Samuel L.
LC ClassificationsHV6791 .E28 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination230 p. :
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2039438M
ISBN 100887387551
LC Control Number88015932

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