Private or public policing?

Mark Button, Les Johnston

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In this debate we consider the case for and against the pivatisation of the police. The first section considers the case for privatisation, including an overview of the nature of private sector involvement in the police service. The section then moves to outline a radical proposal for the privatisation of the police called 'extreme profitshire'. In the second section the case against privatisation is considered and an alternative model of provision is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDebates in Criminal Justice
Subtitle of host publicationKey Themes and Issues
EditorsTom Ellis, Steve Savage
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780203804483
ISBN (Print)9780415445900, 9780415445917
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 2011


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