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NCJ Number: 121528 Find in a Library
Title: Reconstructing Policing: Differentiation and Contradiction in Post-War Private and Public Policing (From Privatizing Criminal Justice, P 76-104, 1989, Roger Matthews, ed. -- See NCJ-121524)
Author(s): N South
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications Ltd
London, EC2A 4PU, England
Sale Source: Sage Publications Ltd
6 Bonhill Street
London, EC2A 4PU,
United Kingdom
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This analysis of the relationship between the public and private police in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada from World War Two until the early 1980's describes four models that clarify different aspects of this relationship and how it may develop in the future.
Abstract: These models represent various possible views of the relationship and rest on the concepts of compromise, complementarity, competition, and circumvention. The analysis shows that privatization has been developing throughout the postwar period and is not a product of recent governmental and market preoccupation with the privatization of services. The private security sector is unlikely to disappear in the foreseeable future. It is important to recognize that the proposals for further privatization are serious and influential. However, the further privatization of criminal justice system services must be challenged and resisted on the grounds of tradition and legitimacy, legality and accountability, and ethics and morality. A system is also needed to ensure the public regulation and accountability of private arrangements for policing and security. Notes and 75 references.
Main Term(s): Private police
Index Term(s): Canada; Private sector-government cooperation; United Kingdom (UK)
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