Equal or not?: private versus public corrections services, programming, and climate

More rigorous comparisons of private and public corrections are needed to improve our understanding of the effects of privatization. We develop a three‐step procedure for assessing equivalence and then performance measures. To illustrate these arguments, we provide an empirical descriptive analysis...

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Published in:Criminology & public policy
Main Author: Woolredge, John (Author)
Other Authors: Cochran, Joshua C. (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2019
In:Criminology & public policy
Year: 2019, Volume: 18, Issue: 2, Pages: 295-321
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:More rigorous comparisons of private and public corrections are needed to improve our understanding of the effects of privatization. We develop a three‐step procedure for assessing equivalence and then performance measures. To illustrate these arguments, we provide an empirical descriptive analysis of two private prisons and five structurally equivalent state‐run prisons in Ohio and document heterogeneity in resources, staff climate, and inmate behaviors.
ISSN:1745-9133
DOI:10.1111/1745-9133.12429