Private sector and community involvement in the criminal justice system


The conference papers explore the issues of privatisation of prisons; private policing; community involvement in prison programs; community based sanctions; cultural sensitisation; community crime prevention; and juveniles and privatisation. Examples of a range of programs operating in Australia and New Zealand are provided.

Proceedings of a conference held 30 November - 2 December 1992, Wellington, New Zealand


  • Contributors
  • Glossary of Maori terms
  • Preface


  • Opening address

    The Honourable Douglas Graham
  • Privatising prisons: principle and practice 

    Richard W. Harding
  • Some liberal and radical responses to privatising the penal system in Britain 

    Mick Ryan
  • History of contract management in Queensland corrections 

    Stan Macionis and Ross Millican
  • The challenge of change 

    Brian Dickson
  • Private adult custodial corrections in Queensland and the first wave: a critical reflection on the first three years - reform or regression? 

    Paul Moyle
  • Can the private sector do it better in corrections? 

    Christopher Foley-Jones
  • Privatised corrections: United States, Australia and New Zealand 

    Wayne Calabrese
  • Corrections contract management in New South Wales: the Junee experience 

    Ronald Champion and William Curnow
  • Economic aspects of prison privatisation: the Queensland experience 

    Allan Brown
  • Will privatisation impact forecasting for correctional services? 

    Stephen Carter
  • Private sector involvement in corrections 

    David Belton
  • Private prisons - a New Zealand prison officer's perspective 

    Steve Quinn

Private policing

  • Private policing - some recent myths, developments and trends 

    Philip Stenning
  • The Australian private security industry: the need for accountability, regulation and professionalisation 

    Paul Wilson
  • The legal basis for the authority of private police and an examination of their relationship with the "public" police 

    Rick Sarre
  • Private policy and policing - does private enterprise have a role in delivering the output of public safety and security? 

    Stephen Hinds
  • Private policing - no way 

    Robert H. Smith
  • Contestability and cost-benefit in policing: the dilemma 

    Gavin McFadyen
  • Private security or private police? 

    Trevor W. A. Morley
  • The private forensic scientist and the criminal justice system 

    Michael T. Pailthorpe and Nigel A. G. Johnson

Community involvement in prison programs

  • Private sector/community involvement in the New Zealand prison system 

    Terry Craig
  • Cultural development in New Zealand prisons 

    Helen Lomax
  • Kia Mauritau 

    Julie Te Urikore Lux
  • The Justice Whanau Hapu Advisory Committee 

    Rob Brangwin
  • Aboriginal community education and access unit community support for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander inmates within the Queensland prison system 

    Lionel Fraser
  • Private sector and community involvement in the criminal justice system 

    Ralph Flavell

Community involvement and community based sanctions

  • The changing boundaries: what place community organisations in change and reforms of the criminal justice system? 

    Eileen Baldry
  • Practical issues involved with the management of a home detention program 

    Brian Rogers

Cultural workshop

  • Horouta Marae/Wellington Prison joint programs venture habilitation programs 

    Sheryn Elborn
  • Aboriginal customary law 

    Elizabeth Pearce


  • A pilot project in South Australia: privately run programs for offenders 

    Tim Hill
  • The creative use of community care: a coordinated approach to stopping violence 

    Ross Walker and Michael Webster
  • The Men for Non Violence (NZ) Network of Stopping Violence and Community Sex Offender Programs: cost-effective programs for offenders 

    Stephen Jacobs and Ken McMaster
  • Private and state sector psychological services to corrections 

    Harry Love
  • Substance abuse education programs within the New Zealand prison system 

    Elizabeth Jamieson
  • Wellington Prison and Prisoners' Aid and Rehabilitation Society pre-release and resettlement program 

    Sheryn Elborn and Robert Nankivell
  • A case for private sector mediators in reparation 

    Peter Stallworthy

Community crime prevention

  • Community safety and crime prevention: what is the role of government? 

    A. J. Behm
  • Community crime prevention: toward safer communities 

    Colin Hicks
  • Corporate involvement in community safety programs 

    Margaret Miller and David Brown

Juveniles and privatisation

  • Privatisation and the juvenile sector 

    Bob Buchanan
  • Rotorua Legionnaires Academy program 

    Brett Cooper
  • Streets ahead - the rhetoric and reality of youth participation in neighbourhood crime control and prevention: a case study 

    Don Robertson