A test of Hirschi's social bonding theory - A comparison of male and female delinquency

Oezbay, Oezden
Oezcan, Yusuf Ziya
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Citation Formats
O. Oezbay and Y. Z. Oezcan, “A test of Hirschi’s social bonding theory - A comparison of male and female delinquency,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OFFENDER THERAPY AND COMPARATIVE CRIMINOLOGY, pp. 134–157, 2008, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/65457.