Policing the Working-class City



The research reported here arose out of a comparison between different types of police harassment directed against groups of young people in the city centre and on council estates in the inner city. I had, of course, experienced the sharp end of city centre policing at 144 Piccadilly. Subsequent experience of working with young people in North Islington (described in the previous chapter) made it clear that a very different set of protocols and procedures were being applied in this case.


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