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Federal role in criminal justice matters hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session on federal role in criminal justice matters, May 17, 1982. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Criminal justice, Administration of -- Government policy -- United States.,
  • Federal aid to law enforcement agencies -- United States.

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Paginationiii, 72 p. ;
Number of Pages72
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Open LibraryOL17663610M

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