Anthea Hucklesby, Stuart Lister
The Private Sector and Criminal Justice (PDF) is an ebook that examines the connection that exists between the criminal justice system and the private sector via the use of a collection of articles written by some of the most prominent criminologists in the field. As a result of the remarkable rise of outsourcing’ arrangements within the public sector, the private sector has emerged as an increasingly essential ‘partner’ in the modern administration of criminal justice. As a direct consequence of this, the landscape of modern criminal justice is becoming increasingly fragmented and commercialized.
This edited book investigates these trends in several jurisdictions as well as in a wide variety of situations and sectors related to criminal justice, such as the private security sector, policing, prisons, probation and community sanctions, and electronic monitoring. In doing so, it addresses fundamental normative, ideological, and ethical debates about the role of the private sector within this new and evolving landscape. In addition, it addresses descriptive and analytical questions about how the structures, agencies, and processes of criminal justice function, as well as what effect they have. Reading The Private Sector and Criminal Justice should be required coursework for students and researchers in the fields of penology, criminology, security, criminal justice, and policing, as well as those studying organizational and management studies. In addition to this, it serves as a vital resource for professionals working in the criminal justice system.