The marking of Cain
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The marking of Cain some observations on the definition of deviance; an inaugural lecture [delivered on 10 May 1973 at the London School of Economics and Political Science. by Terence Morris

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Published by London School of Economics and Political Science in London] .
Written in English


  • Criminology.,
  • Deviant behavior.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

LC ClassificationsHV6028 .M58
The Physical Object
Pagination[2], 17 p.
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5231738M
ISBN 100853280215
LC Control Number75301876

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