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NCJ Number: 167497 Find in a Library
Title: Privatization and the Provision of Correctional Services: Context and Consequences
Editor(s): G L Mays; T Gray
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 195
Sponsoring Agency: Acad of Criminal Justice Sciences
Highland Heights, KY 41099-5998
Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-552-7
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume examines the global issues that provide the context of privatization along with specific examples of privatization efforts and the consequences, and proposes solutions.
Abstract: Privatization of correctional services is highly controversial, in part because of a general public misunderstanding of what it is and how it operates. In addition, some vested interest groups and politicians seek to prevent the private sector from entering areas formerly dominated entirely by public administration and political entities. This volume attempts to clarify some of the mystery surrounding privatization, elaborates on the conflicting interests of the private sector and of politicians, and proposes solutions for productive co-existence. Privatization issues discussed in this book include: (1) privatization and the role of government in a civil society; (2) ideology and the calculation of efficiency in public and private correctional enterprises; (3) legal considerations; (4) understanding the risks; (5) New Zealand's experience; (6) conjugal visitation; (7) corporate America's role in prison industries; and (8) comparing public and private correctional facilities in California. Notes, tables, figure, appendix, bibliography, index
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): California; Contract corrections services; Correctional industries; Correctional reform; Corrections decisionmaking; Corrections management; Corrections policies; Cost effectiveness analysis; Foreign correctional systems; New Zealand; Private sector civic involvement; Private sector-government cooperation; Privatization in corrections
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