Diversion from prosecution to social work and other service agencies
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Diversion from prosecution to social work and other service agencies evaluation of the 100 per cent funding pilot programmes by Monica Barry

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Published by Central Research Unit in Edinburgh .
Written in English


  • Alternatives to imprisonment -- Scotland.

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Includes bibliography.

StatementMonica Barry, Gill McIvor.
SeriesCentral Research Unit papers
ContributionsMcIvor, Gill, 1959-, Scotland. Scottish Executive. Central Research Unit.
The Physical Object
Pagination99,[40]p. ;
Number of Pages99
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15560800M
ISBN 100748090908

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