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Privatizing Criminal Justice

Privatizing Criminal Justice

Edited by:
  • Roger Matthews - University of Kent, UK, London South Bank University, UK, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

November 1989 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Without abdicating their ultimate responsibility for law enforcement and criminal justice, Western governments are increasingly seeking to delegate aspects of this task to the private and voluntary sectors. The contributors assess both the actual and potential impact of privatization in this highly controversial area, and examine the experience of private prisons, especially in North America, the activities of private security firms and current developments in electronic monitoring techniques. Privatizing Criminal Justice explores the changing relations between the state and the market and evaluates whether privatization can improve the control of crime and the administration of justice.
Roger Matthews
Privatization in Perspective
Robert P Weiss
Private Prisons and the State
Mick Ryan and Tony Ward
Privatization and Penal Politics
Nigel South
Reconstructing Policing
Differentiation and Contradiction in Post-War Private and Public Policing

Bonnie Berry and Roger Matthews
Electronic Monitoring and House Arrest
Making the Right Connections

R I Mawby
The Voluntary Sector's Role in a Mixed Economy of Criminal Justice
Mike Nellis
Juvenile Justice and the Voluntary Sector
Max Taylor and Ken Pease
Private Prisons and Penal Purpose

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