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The Transnational Traffic in Human Body Parts

Author: Gilbert Geis; Gregory Brown
Publisher: Sage Publications
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 24, no. 3 (2008): 212-224
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Other Databases: Elsevier
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert Geis; Gregory Brown
ISSN:1043-9862
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 438269816
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