Embodying Uncertainty? Understanding Heightened Risk Perception of Drink 'Spiking'. / Burgess, Adam; Donovan, Pamela; Moore, Sarah E.H.

In: British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 49, No. 6, 2009, p. 848-862.

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Embodying Uncertainty? Understanding Heightened Risk Perception of Drink 'Spiking'. / Burgess, Adam; Donovan, Pamela; Moore, Sarah E.H.

In: British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 49, No. 6, 2009, p. 848-862.

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Burgess, A, Donovan, P & Moore, SEH 2009, 'Embodying Uncertainty? Understanding Heightened Risk Perception of Drink 'Spiking'', British Journal of Criminology, vol. 49, no. 6, pp. 848-862. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azp049

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Burgess, Adam ; Donovan, Pamela ; Moore, Sarah E.H. / Embodying Uncertainty? Understanding Heightened Risk Perception of Drink 'Spiking'. In: British Journal of Criminology. 2009 ; Vol. 49, No. 6. pp. 848-862.

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