Mental disability and the criminal law
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Mental disability and the criminal law a field study by Arthur R. Matthews

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Published by American Bar Foundation in [Chicago] .
Written in English



  • United States.


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Statement[by] Arthur R. Matthews, Jr.
ContributionsAmerican Bar Foundation.
LC ClassificationsKF9242.Z9 M37
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 209 p.
Number of Pages209
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5077111M
LC Control Number74122504

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