Earning a Score: An Exploration of the Nature and Roles of Heroin and Crack Cocaine User-Dealers. / Moyle, Leah; Coomber, Ross.

In: British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 55, No. 3, 07.01.2015, p. 534-555.

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Earning a Score: An Exploration of the Nature and Roles of Heroin and Crack Cocaine User-Dealers. / Moyle, Leah; Coomber, Ross.

In: British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 55, No. 3, 07.01.2015, p. 534-555.

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Moyle, Leah ; Coomber, Ross. / Earning a Score: An Exploration of the Nature and Roles of Heroin and Crack Cocaine User-Dealers. In: British Journal of Criminology. 2015 ; Vol. 55, No. 3. pp. 534-555.

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