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Private prisons and public accountability

Author: Richard Harding
Publisher: Buckingham : Open University Press, 1997.
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Can private prisons make a positive contribution to providing custody for offenders? What are the difficulties with the regulation and accountability of private prisons? This book addresses these  Read more...

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Harding, Richard, 1939-
Private prisons and public accountability.
Buckingham : Open University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605061145
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Harding
ISBN: 0335198503 9780335198504 033519849X 9780335198498
OCLC Number: 37864874
Description: viii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: AcknowledgementsThe growth of private prisonsAccountability and the political context of privatizationAccountability, monitoring and captureAccountability mechanisms in public sector prisons and their applicability to private prisonsLetting the contract and setting the terms Prison personnelthe administration of punishment and the impact of privatization upon penal policyFinancial accountability and controlComparing public and private prisonsSpecial custodial issues and privatizationEnhancing the prison systemcross-fertilization and marketing testingThe future growth of privatizationA model for public accountability of private prisonsBibliographyIndex.
Responsibility: Richard W. Harding.

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