n Institute for Security Studies Monographs - Private muscle. Outsourcing the provision of criminal justice services

Volume 2004, Issue 93
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Extracted from text ... This study and its publication is funded by USAID and the Ford Foundation. Their generous assistance is gratefully acknowledged. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Spending on the South African criminal justice system has been increasing in real terms for a number of years. One-tenth of annual government expenditure is devoted to policing, prosecuting and incarcerating the country's criminals. Notwithstanding the increase in public expenditure on the criminal justice system, criminal justice departments are overwhelmed by the number of cases, trials and prisoners they are expected to handle. Increasingly, demands are placed on the criminal justice system to do more with less. This is not ..

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