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Creative non-compliance: Complying with the “spirit of the law” not the “letter of the law” under the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

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Creative non-compliance : Complying with the “spirit of the law” not the “letter of the law” under the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. / Meers, Jed; Halliday, Simon; Tomlinson, Joe.

In: Deviant Behavior, 13.12.2021.

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Meers, J, Halliday, S & Tomlinson, J 2021, 'Creative non-compliance: Complying with the “spirit of the law” not the “letter of the law” under the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions', Deviant Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2021.2014286

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Meers, J., Halliday, S., & Tomlinson, J. (2021). Creative non-compliance: Complying with the “spirit of the law” not the “letter of the law” under the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Deviant Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2021.2014286

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Meers J, Halliday S, Tomlinson J. Creative non-compliance: Complying with the “spirit of the law” not the “letter of the law” under the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Deviant Behavior. 2021 Dec 13. https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2021.2014286

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Meers, Jed ; Halliday, Simon ; Tomlinson, Joe. / Creative non-compliance : Complying with the “spirit of the law” not the “letter of the law” under the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. In: Deviant Behavior. 2021.

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