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Securing the Imperium: Criminal Justice Privatization and Neoliberal Globalization

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Vol. 34, Nos. 3-4 (2007)

This issue of Social Justice discusses the current resurgence, global expansion, and market concentration of the private security industry. Privatization of police, prisons, and the military is addressed in terms of the U.S., China, Latin America, the U.K., Australia, and South Africa. The issue covers capturing new capitalist frontiers; global market opportunities in privatized punishment; privatized military industry in an era of weak and failed states; and issues of accountability. 224 pp.

ISSN: 1043-1578. Published quarterly by Social Justice, P.O. Box 40601, San Francisco, CA 94140.

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Editor: Bob Weiss

Bob Weiss: Introduction—From Cowboy Detectives to Soldiers of Fortune: Private Security Contracting and Its Contradictions on the New Frontiers of Capitalist Expansion Read PDF

Securing New Capitalist Frontiers

Mark Ungar: The Privatization of Citizen Security in Latin America: From Elite Guards to Neighborhood Vigilantes

Sue Trevaskes: The Private/Public Security Nexus in China

Neoliberal Punishment: Global Market Opportunities in Privatized Punishment

Michael Welch and Fatiniyah Turner: Private Corrections, Financial Infrastructure, and Transportation: The New Geo-Economy of Shipping Prisoners

Greg McElligott: Bearing the Neoconservative Burden? Frontline Work in Prisons

Craig Paterson: Commercial Crime Control and the Electronic Monitoring of Offenders in England and Wales

Privatized Military Industry in an Era of Weak and Failed States

David Whyte: Market Patriotism and the "War on Terror"

Vincenzo Ruggiero: Privatizing International Conflict: War as Corporate Crime


Laura Dickinson: Public Participation/Private Contract

Brian Gran and William Henry: Holding Private Prisons Accountable: A Socio-Legal Analysis of "Contracting Out" Prisons

Sabelo Gumedze: Regulating the Private Security Sector in South Africa

Wm. C. Peters: The State That Signed a Contract Felled the City: One Voice at the Intersection of Public War and Private Profit