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Drug-abusing women offenders results of a national survey by Jean Wellisch

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Female offenders -- Drug use -- United States -- Statistics,
  • Female offenders -- Rehabilitation -- United States -- Statistics,
  • Drug abuse surveys -- United States

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Other titlesDrug abusing women offenders
Statementby Jean Wellisch, Ph.D., Michael L. Prendergast, Ph.D., and M. Douglas Anglin, Ph.D
SeriesResearch in brief
ContributionsPrendergast, Michael L., 1946-, Anglin, M. Douglas, National Institute of Justice (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination19 p. ;
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13617378M

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