Soc 305 W5 Crime & Society D2

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:

  1. In your opinion, what groups of people benefit most when the prison system is capitalized? What groups or people benefit least?
  2. 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?
  3. Has your opinion about private prisons changed as a result of this research?
  4. What problems come with privatizing traditional government
    services like incarceration, military work, or policing? What benefits?
  5. 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.