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Deterrence and Public Policy: Trade-Offs in the Allocation of Police Resources

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  • Rasmussen, David W.
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  • Benson, Bruce L. & Rasmussen, David W. & Kim, Iljoong, 1998. "Deterrence and Public Policy: Trade-Offs in the Allocation of Police Resources," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 18(1), pages 77-100, March.
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