'I did my bit': terrorism, Tarde and the vehicle-ramming attack as an imitative event

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'I did my bit': terrorism, Tarde and the vehicle-ramming attack as an imitative event. / Miller, Vincent; Hayward, Keith John.

In: British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 59, No. 1, 2018, p. 1-23.

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Miller, V & Hayward, KJ 2018, ''I did my bit': terrorism, Tarde and the vehicle-ramming attack as an imitative event', British Journal of Criminology, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azy017, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azy031

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Miller, V., & Hayward, K. J. (2018). 'I did my bit': terrorism, Tarde and the vehicle-ramming attack as an imitative event. British Journal of Criminology, 59(1), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azy017, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azy031

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Miller V, Hayward KJ. 'I did my bit': terrorism, Tarde and the vehicle-ramming attack as an imitative event. British Journal of Criminology. 2018;59(1):1-23. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azy017, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azy031

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Miller, Vincent ; Hayward, Keith John. / 'I did my bit': terrorism, Tarde and the vehicle-ramming attack as an imitative event. In: British Journal of Criminology. 2018 ; Vol. 59, No. 1. pp. 1-23.

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