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Private Prisons and Public Accountability

Author: Richard Harding
Publisher: Milton Routledge 2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1 The growth of private prisons -- The numbers of private prisons and prisoners -- Security levels at private prisons -- Financing arrangements and types of contract -- Summary -- Notes -- 2 Accountability and the political context of privatization -- Factors underlying contemporary moves towards privatization -- Moral conundrums and the impact
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Harding
ISBN: 9781351308038 1351308033 9781138530782 1138530786
OCLC Number: 1039537531
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (193 Seiten)

Abstract:

Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1 The growth of private prisons -- The numbers of private prisons and prisoners -- Security levels at private prisons -- Financing arrangements and types of contract -- Summary -- Notes -- 2 Accountability and the political context of privatization -- Factors underlying contemporary moves towards privatization -- Moral conundrums and the impact of privatization upon penal policy and practice -- Penal policy implications -- Tenets of accountability -- Summary -- Notes -- 3 Accountability, monitoring and capture -- The basic theory of 'capture' -- Examples of capture in regulatory areas other than prisons -- Refining the theory of capture 3 -- Private prisons and the question of statute-based or contract- based monitoring arrangements -- The process of capture in private prisons -- Acknowledging the risk of capture: a new theoretical paradigm for private prisons -- Notes -- 4 Accountability mechanisms in public sector prisons and their applicability to private prisons -- Constitutional and parliamentary mechanisms -- Legislative and judicial mechanisms -- Inquisitorial and administrative mechanisms -- Summary -- Notes -- 5 Letting the contract and setting the terms -- Inputs and outputs -- Secrecy -- Evaluating bids -- Summary -- Notes -- 6 Prison personnel, the administration of punishment and the impact of privatization upon penal policy -- Personnel -- The allocation of punishment and its administration -- Penal policy and the profit motive -- Summary -- Notes -- 7 Financial accountability and control -- Capital outlays in DCFM contracts -- Management contracts -- External and internal accountability mechanisms -- Market forces -- Summary -- Notes -- 8 Comparing public and private prisons

Official attitudes towards research: control or co-operation? Ill The aims of imprisonment and Logan's 'confinement quality index' -- The perceptions of the players: prisoners, managers and staff -- Summary -- Notes -- 9 Special custodial issues and privatization -- Overcrowding -- Disturbances and riots -- Other security issues -- The prison regime -- Summary -- Notes -- 10 Enhancing the prison system: cross-fertilization and market testing -- Barriers against change and cross-fertilization -- Cross-fertilization in practice -- Market testing -- Summary -- Notes -- 11 The future growth of privatization -- Potential new markets and barriers to privatization -- Expansion of existing markets -- Summary -- 12 A model for public accountability of private prisons -- The basic model -- The UK model -- The Florida model -- A new model -- Conclusions -- References -- Index

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