Doing the Business

Doing the Business : Entrepreneurship, the Working Class and Detectives in the East End of London

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Examining the development of both the East End and the CID, this book looks at how individuals and institutions adapt and integrate to accommodate the area's unique economy. It examines the mixed bag of petty thieves and serious criminals who form part of the myth and reality of the area. The book attempts to contribute to the sociology of policing, the study of class relations and the study of crime and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 19mm | 198g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • map, bibliography, index
  • 0192852094
  • 9780192852090

Table of contents

A biography of a research project - perusing Plod with a view from the chaps; a natural history of the British Police - the contradiction of control; the 1960s - investigation and myth; a natural history of the CID - the 1960s and 1970s - a polarization of policing ideologies; the history of East London - a stroll down Felony Lane; the adolescent entrepreneur - youth, style and cultural inheritance; East End entrepreneurship; recruitment, presentation and paper - the organizational context of detective entrepreneurship; trading places - symbiotic control and occupational imagery. Postscript: back to the future. Appendix: nostalgia rules, hokey more