Expert evidence in criminal law the scientific approach by Alan D. Gold

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Published by Irwin Law in Toronto, Ont .

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementAlan D. Gold.
LC ClassificationsKE9337 .G65 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 253 p. ;
Number of Pages253
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3727993M
ISBN 101552210723
LC Control Number2003374749

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