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Ethnicity and the policing of nightclub accessibility in the Danish night-time economy

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Ethnicity and the policing of nightclub accessibility in the Danish night-time economy. / Søgaard, Thomas Friis.

I: Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, Bind 24, Nr. 3, 03.01.2017, s. 256-264.

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Søgaard, Thomas Friis. / Ethnicity and the policing of nightclub accessibility in the Danish night-time economy. I: Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 2017 ; Bind 24, Nr. 3. s. 256-264.

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