Criminal Justice

efore responding to the discussion question, view the video,  [Video File][06 Min 16 Sec]. View Segment 8 Only.

Read the journal article  to gain more information to help address the discussion prompt below.

After reading the assignments and lectures, listening to the audio and PowerPoint presentations, and viewing the video and article above, you have a better understanding of the issues surrounding the privatization of prisons and jails. For this discussion, address the following topic:

  • You have owned a private security firm for 15 years.  You are now interested in branching out and creating a private prison.  Create a pro and con list for taking this step.  Then discuss what obstacles you potentially will face and what benefits you would glean from this endeavor.