The Privatization of Policing: Two Views by Brian Forst, Peter K. Manning (Paperback, 1999)
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- DescriptionThe increasing reliance on private security services raises questions about the effects of privatization on the quality of public police forces, particularly in high-crime, low-income areas. In an effective pro-and-con format, two experts on policing offer two strikingly different perspectives on this trend towards privatization. In the process, they provide an unusually thoughtful discussion of the origins of both the public police and the private security sectors, the forces behind the recent growth of private security operations, and the risks to public safety posed by privatization. In his critique of privatization, Peter K. Manning focuses on issues of free market theory and management practices such as Total Quality Management that he believes are harmful to the traditional police mandate to control crime. He questions the appropriateness of strategies that emphasize service to consumers. For Brian Forst, the free market paradigm and ecomic incentives do t carry the same stigma. He argues that neither public r private policing should have a mopoly on law enforcement activities, and he predicts an even more varied mix of public and private police activities than are currently available. Following the two main sections of the book, each author assesses the other's contribution, reflecting on t just their points of departure but also on the areas in which they agree. The breadth and depth of the discussion makes this book essential for both scholars and practitioners interested in policing generally and privatization in particular.
- Author BiographyBrian Forst is professor of justice, law and society in the School of Public Affairs at American University. He is the editor of The Socio-Economics of Crime and Justice. Peter. K. Manning is Elmer V. H. and Eileen M. Brooks Trustee Professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. His books include Police Work: The Social Organization of Policing and Organizational Communication and Symbolic Communication: Signifying Calls and the Police Response.
- Author(s)Brian Forst,Peter K. Manning
- PublisherGeorgetown University Press
- Date of Publication01/05/1999
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleControversies in Public Policy Series
- Place of PublicationWashington, DC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGeorgetown University Press
- Weight281 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
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