From the list on the economics of crime and justice.
Who am I?
Throughout my academic career, my chief scholarly interest has been to assess public policy using coherent theory and rigorous empirical method. The economics of crime and justice offers a powerful framework for achieving these ends.
Brian's book list on the economics of crime and justice
Why did Brian love this book?
This book presents contrasting views on the privatization of policing: whether it is mostly a good thing, its downsides, and which aspects of policing lend themselves to privatization.
Forst argues that a blend of public and private policing can provide a more equitable and efficient delivery of policing services than can public police alone.
Manning, unfriendly to economics and management efficiency, takes a dramaturgical perspective, concluding that those paradigms are fundamentally at odds with the traditional policing mandate, which confers on the government a monopoly on the use of coercion.