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

Synopsis

In this controversial and original study of policing, class relations and organizations, Hobbs illustrates the culture of London's East End and its relationship with the Criminal Investigation Department of the Metropolitan Police. Both the East Enders and the Metropolitan Police are considered in terms of their relationship with the marketplace and the emergent strategies of negotiation, trading, and entrepreneurship.