Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/608619
Title:
Privatising criminal justice: a step too far?
Authors:
Teague, Michael
Abstract:
Prisons have been in the vanguard of the shift towards privatisation in the justice arena in the UK, which currently has the most privatised prison system in Europe. In an era of acute fiscal tightening, private incarceration's capacity to grow shareholder profits while simultaneously saving taxpayers money is presented as attractive. Competition for the running of criminal and community justice services - prisons, policing and probation - reflects the inexorable process of ideologically driven marketisation. A relentless process of transforming our criminal justice system into a competitive market place in which the attainment of financial return, rather than social justice, is the primary driver is underway.
Affiliation:
Teesside University
Citation:
Teague, M. (2012). 'Privatising criminal jJustice: A step too far?' in Helyar-Cardwell, V. (ed.) 'Delivering justice: The role of the public, private and voluntary sectors in prisons and probation', London, Criminal Justice Alliance: 41-45.
Publisher:
The Criminal Justice Alliance
Issue Date:
May-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/608619
Additional Links:
http://criminaljusticealliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/delivering_justice.pdf; http://criminaljusticealliance.org/resources/
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Department of Social Sciences

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTeague, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-08T15:50:29Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-08T15:50:29Zen
dc.date.issued2012-05en
dc.identifier.citationTeague, M. (2012). 'Privatising criminal jJustice: A step too far?' in Helyar-Cardwell, V. (ed.) 'Delivering justice: The role of the public, private and voluntary sectors in prisons and probation', London, Criminal Justice Alliance: 41-45.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/608619-
dc.description.abstractPrisons have been in the vanguard of the shift towards privatisation in the justice arena in the UK, which currently has the most privatised prison system in Europe. In an era of acute fiscal tightening, private incarceration's capacity to grow shareholder profits while simultaneously saving taxpayers money is presented as attractive. Competition for the running of criminal and community justice services - prisons, policing and probation - reflects the inexorable process of ideologically driven marketisation. A relentless process of transforming our criminal justice system into a competitive market place in which the attainment of financial return, rather than social justice, is the primary driver is underway.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Criminal Justice Allianceen
dc.relation.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/608619en
dc.relation.urlhttp://criminaljusticealliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/delivering_justice.pdfen
dc.relation.urlhttp://criminaljusticealliance.org/resources/en
dc.subjectprisonsen
dc.subjectprobationen
dc.subjectprivatizationen
dc.titlePrivatising criminal justice: a step too far?en
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside Universityen
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