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CRIMJ 240: Field Research in Criminal Justice

LaVarr McBride

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Narcotic versus Drug

Marijuana versus Pot versus Weed versus Cannabis

Prison versus Jail

Recidivism versus Reoffend versus Reoffense

Gun versus Firearm

Inmate versus Prisoner

Juvenile versus Young Adult versus Youth versus Delinquent

Death Penalty versus Capitol Punishment

Drunk Driving versus Driving Impaired versus Driving Under the Influence


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