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Unpublished Paper
The Current Status of Prison Privatization Research on American Prisons
ExpressO (2012)
  • Gerald G Gaes, Florida State University
Abstract
This paper reviews the current status of prison privatization research in the United States. It covers the research literature, points out weaknessess of many of the studies that have been conducted, compares competing synthese of the same literature, and lays out a framework for future analyses of this problem. The paper also covers the critical areas that must be addressed if policymakers are to use the research literature to make prison privatization decisions in their respective jurisdictions.
Keywords
  • criminology,
  • prison privatization,
  • prison performance,
  • prison cost comparisons,
  • prison quality comparisons
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Publication Date
January, 2012
Citation Information
Gerald G Gaes. "The Current Status of Prison Privatization Research on American Prisons" ExpressO (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gerald_gaes/1/