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Community policing in Danish “ghetto” areas: Trust and distrust between the police and ethnic minority youth

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Community policing in Danish “ghetto” areas : Trust and distrust between the police and ethnic minority youth. / Kammersgaard, Tobias; Søgaard, Thomas Friis; Haller, Mie Birk et al.

In: Criminology & Criminal Justice, 21.05.2021.

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Kammersgaard T, Søgaard TF, Haller MB, Kolind T, Hunt G. Community policing in Danish “ghetto” areas: Trust and distrust between the police and ethnic minority youth. Criminology & Criminal Justice. 2021 May 21. Epub 2021 May 21. doi: 10.1177/17488958211017390

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Kammersgaard, Tobias ; Søgaard, Thomas Friis ; Haller, Mie Birk et al. / Community policing in Danish “ghetto” areas : Trust and distrust between the police and ethnic minority youth. In: Criminology & Criminal Justice. 2021.

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