Private Prisons

Private Prisons : Cons and Pros

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The debate over the privatization of criminal justice services, especially of imprisonment, has featured prominently in the ongoing controversy over the proper scope and size of government. In the US, the record of private ownership has been bleak - ridden with political corruption, physical abuse of prisoners, and the single-minded pursuit of profits. Charles Logan here argues that this need not be the more

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  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 145 x 218.2 x 29.5mm | 607.13g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • tables
  • 0195063538
  • 9780195063530

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`This is a thoroughly researched book set in a cogently - and sometimes eloquently - argued framework ... Given the size and diversity of the United States, what Logan has done at an empirical level is impressive. He offers us the best-researched account so far of the American private prison business.' British Journal of Criminology 'lively and informative book ... It manages to combine academic rigour with advocacy of the use of private prisons, but it covers fairly and full the evidence available at this stage from a number of examples in the United States.' David Keep, Third Way, Marchshow more

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