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The Complete Directory for People with Disabilities
Ref HV 1553.C58 2002
Encyclopedia of American Prisons
Ref HV 9471 .E425 1996
Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice
Ref HV 6017 .E52 2002
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior