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Tilley, N., Farrell, G., Clarke, R.V. (2015). Target Suitability and the Crime Drop. In: Andresen, M.A., Farrell, G. (eds) The Criminal Act. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137391322_5
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