Interview with Professor Dick Hobbs

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In this episode, Matthew talks to Professor Dick Hobbs. Dick entered academic work late having worked as an office boy, labourer, dustman and schoolteacher. He trained as a sociologist at the LSE and the University of Surrey before working at the Universities of Oxford and Durham, where he held Chairs in both Sociology and Law. Dick is an urban ethnographer specialising in the sociology of London, organised and professional crime, the night-time economy, violence, drug markets and research methodology. Dick talks about his new book 'The Business' which is released on 22nd July - https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-business/dick-hobbs/9781789464146

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