Crime Control Through Private Enterprise
By Bruce L. Benson
This article appeared in the Winter 1997/98 issue of The Independent Review.
Private firms are increasingly sought after to provide the four Ps of crime control: prevention, pursuit, prosecution, and punishment. Because the benefits of entrepreneurship in crime control are considerableswifter justice and greater security at lower costpolicymakers may be forced to seriously consider lowering the legal obstacles that block full development of this trend.
Bruce L. Benson is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and DeVoe L. Moore Professor and Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Economics, Florida State University.
Bureaucracy and GovernmentCrime, Criminal Justice, and PrisonsEconomyFree Market EconomicsGovernment and PoliticsLaw and LibertyPolicing
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