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Thinking Allowed
Wednesday 16:00-16:30
Laurie Taylor discusses the latest social science research.
24 December 2008
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DETECTIVES
Laurie Taylor
brings past and present together to explore the culture of the Detective. He talks to Kate Summerscale, Author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicheror The Murder at Road Hill House, as well as criminologists Dr. Louise Westmarland and Professor Dick Hobbs.  They discuss the theory and practice of detection based on Kate’s book, a gripping story of a real-life 19th century murder as well as a sociological treatise on the nature and significance of the detective in fact and fiction.
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Kate Summerscale

Award winning author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN-10: 074759922X
ISBN-13: 978-0747599227

Dr Louise Westmarland
Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the Open University
Faculty of Social Sciences, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA - Tel: 01908 654431

Professor Dick Hobbs
Professor in Sociology with special reference to Criminology, Head of Department at London School of Economics
Department of Sociology, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE - Tel: 020 7955 7305

Doing the Business: Entrepreneurship, the Working Class and Detectives in the East End of London
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks; New Ed edition
ISBN-10: 0192852094
ISBN-13: 978-0192852090
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