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dc.contributor.authorClark-Clough, Samuel
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-06T16:52:44Z
dc.date.available2016-05-06T16:52:44Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-22
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/16222
dc.description.abstractAlmost every year, for the past three decades, the number of private prisons in the United States has grown. These private correctional institutions are advertised as effective ways for the government to cut costs and manage the high incarceration rates in the United States. However, despite these claims, the effectiveness of private prisons has been under increased scrutiny by human rights groups and American citizens. This paper examines whether or not private prisons are effective at reducing crime. My statistical analysis suggests that private prisons are actually ineffective at rehabilitating prisoners. These results question the implementation of private prisons across the United States, because if they are not effectively reforming prisoners or reducing crime, the price of privatization may be too high.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectPrivatizationen_US
dc.subjectPrivate prisonsen_US
dc.subjectCriminal justice reformen_US
dc.titleThe price of private prisonsen_US
dc.title.alternativeAn Investigation into the Effectiveness of Private Prisons in the USen_US
etd.degree.nameBachelor of Artsen_US
etd.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
etd.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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