Privatization of Police in America An Analysis and Case Study

ISBN-10: 0786415746
ISBN-13: 9780786415748
Edition: 2003
Authors: James F. Pastor
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/14/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.44" tall
Weight: 0.924

Today the private security industry employs approximately 1.5 million people and spends over $52 billion annually. In contrast, public police forces employ approximately 600,000 people and spend $30 billion annually. Private policing promises to be a big part of the response to today's increased security concerns, as citizens realize that security is much more than the presence of guards and the perception of safety. This book addresses the impact and implications of private policing on public streets, and begins with a look at private policing from conceptual, historical, economic, legal and functional perspectives. These approaches provide the background for the text, which focuses on a private policing patrol program in a community on the south side of Chicago. The text also demonstrates a number of substantive legal and public policy issues which directly or indirectly relate to the provision of security services; some people see the need for a "dual system" of policing-one for the wealthy and one for the poor-and others see the provision of private security as the primary protective resource in contemporary America. The author also examines how private policing is different from and similar to public policing.

John Parodi has more than twenty years experience in technical communication, including award-winning white papers, user documentation, trade press articles, technical overviews, and presentations on topics that include middleware, enterprise integration, security, software architecture, and development methodologies.

Preface
Personal Security and Constitutional Rights: Post-9/11 America
Privatization and Public Safety
Historical Developments in Private Policing
Policing in Contemporary Circumstances
A Legal Overview of Private Policing
Privatization Environments
Marquette Park: A Case Study
Where Do We Go from Here?
Map of Marquette Park Special Service Area No. 14
Comparison of Security Firm Bids
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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