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Offender and/or client? Fuzzy institutional identities in prison-based drug treatment in Denmark

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Offender and/or client? Fuzzy institutional identities in prison-based drug treatment in Denmark. / Nielsen, Bjarke; Kolind, Torsten.

I: Punishment & Society, Bind 18, Nr. 2, 2016, s. 131-150.

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Nielsen, Bjarke ; Kolind, Torsten. / Offender and/or client? Fuzzy institutional identities in prison-based drug treatment in Denmark. I: Punishment & Society. 2016 ; Bind 18, Nr. 2. s. 131-150.

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