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Investigating rape : Human rights and police accountability. / Conaghan, Joanne A F.

In: Legal Studies, Vol. 37, No. 1, 03.2017, p. 54–77.

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Conaghan, Joanne A F. / Investigating rape : Human rights and police accountability. In: Legal Studies. 2017 ; Vol. 37, No. 1. pp. 54–77.

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