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Thomas Friis Søgaard

Law-abiding criminals: Young adults’ drift into and out of recreational drug sales

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Law-abiding criminals: Young adults’ drift into and out of recreational drug sales. / Søgaard, Thomas Friis; Bræmer, Marie Højlund.

I: Nordic Journal of Criminology, Bind 24, Nr. 1, 19.01.2023, s. 1-17.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Harvard

Søgaard, TF & Bræmer, MH 2023, 'Law-abiding criminals: Young adults’ drift into and out of recreational drug sales', Nordic Journal of Criminology, bind 24, nr. 1, s. 1-17.

APA

Søgaard, T. F., & Bræmer, M. H. (2023). Law-abiding criminals: Young adults’ drift into and out of recreational drug sales. Nordic Journal of Criminology, 24(1), 1-17.

CBE

Søgaard TF, Bræmer MH. 2023. Law-abiding criminals: Young adults’ drift into and out of recreational drug sales. Nordic Journal of Criminology. 24(1):1-17.

MLA

Søgaard, Thomas Friis og Marie Højlund Bræmer. "Law-abiding criminals: Young adults’ drift into and out of recreational drug sales". Nordic Journal of Criminology. 2023, 24(1). 1-17.

Vancouver

Søgaard TF, Bræmer MH. Law-abiding criminals: Young adults’ drift into and out of recreational drug sales. Nordic Journal of Criminology. 2023 jan. 19;24(1):1-17.

Author

Søgaard, Thomas Friis ; Bræmer, Marie Højlund. / Law-abiding criminals: Young adults’ drift into and out of recreational drug sales. I: Nordic Journal of Criminology. 2023 ; Bind 24, Nr. 1. s. 1-17.

Bibtex

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