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Punishment for Profit
Private Prisons/Public Concerns

  • David Shichor - Professor Emeritus in Social Work, California State University, San Bernardino

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Corrections/Penology

312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This thought-provoking book presents a systematic and complete review of the literature on prison privatization. In light of the current trend towards private prisons, David Shichor examines the key ethical, legal, political and theoretical issues concerning a prison population not only regarded as undesirable but also open to social and political manipulation. He addresses a number of fundamental questions: What are the limits of civil liberties? What are the bonds holding members of society together? What are the functions of state and government?

Punishment for Profit is an excellent resource for the continued efforts to resolve a critical issue facing our community.

 
Introduction
 
A Historical Review of Private Prisons
 
Conceptual and Theoretical Issues
 
Legal Issues
 
Contract and Monitoring Issues
 
Economic Issues
 
Quality Issues
 
Management and Personnel Issues
 
Empirical Evaluations of Private Correctional Facilities
 
Further Considerations

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