The Gendered Pains of Life Imprisonment. / Crewe, Ben; Hulley, Susie; Wright, Serena.

In: British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 57, No. 6, 11.2017, p. 1359–1378.

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The Gendered Pains of Life Imprisonment. / Crewe, Ben; Hulley, Susie; Wright, Serena.

In: British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 57, No. 6, 11.2017, p. 1359–1378.

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Crewe, B, Hulley, S & Wright, S 2017, 'The Gendered Pains of Life Imprisonment', British Journal of Criminology, vol. 57, no. 6, pp. 1359–1378. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azw088

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Crewe, B., Hulley, S., & Wright, S. (2017). The Gendered Pains of Life Imprisonment. British Journal of Criminology, 57(6), 1359–1378. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azw088

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Crewe B, Hulley S, Wright S. The Gendered Pains of Life Imprisonment. British Journal of Criminology. 2017 Nov;57(6):1359–1378. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azw088

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Crewe, Ben ; Hulley, Susie ; Wright, Serena. / The Gendered Pains of Life Imprisonment. In: British Journal of Criminology. 2017 ; Vol. 57, No. 6. pp. 1359–1378.

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