Proactive Undercover Policing and Sexual Crimes against Children on the Internet

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Proactive Undercover Policing and Sexual Crimes against Children on the Internet. / Vendius, Trine Thygesen.

In: European Review of Organised Crime, Vol. 2, No. 2, 06.10.2015, p. 6-24.

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Vendius, TT 2015, 'Proactive Undercover Policing and Sexual Crimes against Children on the Internet', European Review of Organised Crime, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 6-24.

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Vendius, T. T. (2015). Proactive Undercover Policing and Sexual Crimes against Children on the Internet. European Review of Organised Crime, 2(2), 6-24.

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Vendius TT. Proactive Undercover Policing and Sexual Crimes against Children on the Internet. European Review of Organised Crime. 2015 Oct 6;2(2):6-24.

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Vendius, Trine Thygesen. / Proactive Undercover Policing and Sexual Crimes against Children on the Internet. In: European Review of Organised Crime. 2015 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 6-24.

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