Taking care of business

@article{Ayling2008TakingCO,
  title={Taking care of business},
  author={Julie Ayling and Clifford D. Shearing},
  journal={Criminology \& Criminal Justice},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={27 - 50}
}
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