Privatization and coercion: The question of legitimacy

This article explores issues surrounding the legitimacy of private sector provision in criminal justice. It examines changes in ideas about legitimate coercion which have made private sector involvement possible. It then elaborates two models of the processes whereby private sector entities attempt...

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Published in:Theoretical criminology
Main Author: Fitzgibbon, Wendy (Author)
Other Authors: Lea, John (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2018
In:Theoretical criminology
Year: 2018, Volume: 22, Issue: 4, Pages: 545-562
Online Access: Resolving-System
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Summary:This article explores issues surrounding the legitimacy of private sector provision in criminal justice. It examines changes in ideas about legitimate coercion which have made private sector involvement possible. It then elaborates two models of the processes whereby private sector entities attempt to obtain and maintain the legitimacy of their activities in the eyes of the public.
ISSN:1461-7439
DOI:10.1177/1362480617707952