Performing Absolution Narratives in Restorative Justice

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Performing Absolution Narratives in Restorative Justice. / Asmussen, Ida Helene.

In: Restorative Justice, Vol. 3, No. 1 Routledge, 11.09.2015, p. 28-48.

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Asmussen, IH 2015, 'Performing Absolution Narratives in Restorative Justice', Restorative Justice, vol. 3, no. 1 Routledge, pp. 28-48. https://doi.org/10.1080/20504721.2015.1049870

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Asmussen, I. H. (2015). Performing Absolution Narratives in Restorative Justice. Restorative Justice, 3(1 Routledge), 28-48. https://doi.org/10.1080/20504721.2015.1049870

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Asmussen IH. Performing Absolution Narratives in Restorative Justice. Restorative Justice. 2015 Sep 11;3(1 Routledge):28-48. https://doi.org/10.1080/20504721.2015.1049870

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Asmussen, Ida Helene. / Performing Absolution Narratives in Restorative Justice. In: Restorative Justice. 2015 ; Vol. 3, No. 1 Routledge. pp. 28-48.

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