SOC 305 - SOC 305 WEEK 5 DQ 2 PRIVATIZATION
Privatization. After reading the two articles addressing privatization, Arizona’s private prisons: A bad bargain and The case for privatizing California’s prisons, respond to each of the following questions:
a. In your opinion, what groups of people benefit most when the prison system is capitalized? What groups or people benefit least?
b. In your informed opinion, are private prisons a bargain? Why or why not? Has the general public reached the same conclusion? Why or why not?
c. Has your opinion about private prisons changed as a result of this research?
d. What problems come with privatizing traditional government services like incarceration, military work, or policing? What benefits?
e. What do for-profit prisons say about society’s expectations of incarceration and criminal activity? What do they say about society’s opinion of inmates?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.