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NCJ Number: 140155 Find in a Library
Title: Privatization of Correctional Services: A Select Bibliography
Author(s): J B L Chan; C J Matthews
Corporate Author: University of Toronto
Centre of Criminology

University of New South Wales
Public Sector Research Centre
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: University of New South Wales
Kensington, 2033 NSW, Australia
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 0-919584-70-5
Sale Source: University of Toronto
Centre of Criminology
Type: Bibliography
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This bibliography contains English-language materials published between 1980 and 1991 in Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom pertaining to the privatization of correctional services.
Abstract: The emphasis of this volume is on scholarly, analytical secondary sources; selected government reports have also been included. The items contained in the bibliography, which is arranged alphabetically by author, were obtained through searches of online databases and catalogues including FELIX (University of Toronto), CINCH, and NCJRS, as well as periodical abstracts and indexes, subject bibliographies, footnotes, and bibliographic citations in books and journals concerned with the subject of privatization. While any general discussion of corrections privatization should cover the contracting out of prison services, probation and parole services, community service order supervision, and other counseling or treatment programs, the greatest controversy centers on the use of profit-seeking corporations to operate prisons or jails in lieu of the State; this is the focus of the bibliography.
Main Term(s): Privatization in corrections; Reference materials
Index Term(s): Criminal justice overview bibliography
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