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Race, crime and social exclusion: A qualitative study of white women’s fear of crime in Johannesburg

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Allen, D.B. Race, crime and social exclusion: A qualitative study of white women’s fear of crime in Johannesburg. Urban Forum 13, 53–79 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12132-002-0008-z

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