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Privatizing Criminal Justice

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ISBN13: 9780803982406
ISBN: 0803982402
Published: September 1989
Publisher: Sage Publications
Format: Hardback
Price: £86.00

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The contributors to this book assess the state of the debate on the privatization of justice. Key aspects of the arguments are examined and compared, as the authors clarify both the theoretical issues and the practical problems involved in the privatization of justice.;The nature of the state and its relation to a monopoly of violence constitutes the main theoretical issue. Other debates which are covered include the existing role of private security firms in policing, the historical precedents for private justice and the experience of private prisons, particularly in North America.;This book will be of interest to academics and professionals in criminology and criminal justice.

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Privatization in perspective, Roger Matthews; private prisons and the state, Robert Weiss; reconstructing policing - differentiation and contradiction in post-war private and public policing, Nigel South; making the right connections - electronic monitoring and house arrest, Bonnie Berry and Roger Matthews; the voluntary sector's role in a mixed economy of criminal justice, Rob Mawby; juvenile justice and the voluntary sector, Mike Nellis; private prisons and penal purpose, Maxwell Taylor and Ken Pease.