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Changing the guard : private prisons and the control of crime

Author: Alexander Tabarrok
Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : Independent Institute, ©2003.
Series: Independent studies in political economy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When prison privatization began in the United States in the early 1980s, many policy analysts claimed that the result would be higher costs, declining quality, and an erosion of state authority.  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Changing the guard.
Oakland, Calif. : Independent Institute, ©2003
(OCoLC)607004715
Online version:
Changing the guard.
Oakland, Calif. : Independent Institute, ©2003
(OCoLC)609194612
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Tabarrok
ISBN: 0945999879 9780945999874
OCLC Number: 52753364
Description: xi, 231 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Alexander Tabarrok --
The economic of prisons / Kenneth L. Avio --
Correctional privatization in America : an assessment of its historical origins, present status, and future prospects / Charles W. Thomas --
Prison privatization and public policy / Samuel Jan Brakel and Kimberly Ingersoll Gaylord --
Do we want the production of prison services to be more "efficient"? / Bruce L Benson.
Series Title: Independent studies in political economy.
Responsibility: edited by Alexander Tabarrok.

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"So much written about private prisons is tendentious and ideological, in contrast to the carefully researched contributions here." -- Charles H. Logan, professor of sociology, University of Read more...

 
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