Swimming with the Tide : Adapting to Long-Term Imprisonment. / Crewe, Ben; Hulley, Susie; Wright, Serena.

In: Justice Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2017, p. 517-541.

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Swimming with the Tide : Adapting to Long-Term Imprisonment. / Crewe, Ben; Hulley, Susie; Wright, Serena.

In: Justice Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2017, p. 517-541.

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Crewe, B, Hulley, S & Wright, S 2017, 'Swimming with the Tide: Adapting to Long-Term Imprisonment', Justice Quarterly, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 517-541. https://doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2016.1190394

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Crewe, Ben ; Hulley, Susie ; Wright, Serena. / Swimming with the Tide : Adapting to Long-Term Imprisonment. In: Justice Quarterly. 2017 ; Vol. 34, No. 3. pp. 517-541.

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