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Title: Public private partnerships in the Thai criminal justice
Author: Janekarn , Chavanut
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2013
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This research is a review of public-private partnerships (henceforth called PPPs) in the Thai criminal justice system. This evaluated the PPPs programmes in the Thai criminal justice system by looking at outcomes and impacts of PP Ps initiatives. It also compared state and private provision when the public and private sectors provide the same type of justice service delivery. This study was based on evidence fi:om examples of PP Ps that were seen as key to the implementation of privatisation in a number of Thai justice agencies. They are: 1) the private policing scheme of the Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) called 'the Safety Zone Project' which is the promotion of community safety by private security provision in public space; 2) the two different models of private aftercare service. The frrst one was set up to act as a proxy agent on behalf of the Prison Service Department (PSD). The second was the use of private partners in collaboration to help fulfil the aftercare responsibility for the Department of Probation (DP) where the official aftercare unit of the public sector was not available; and 3) the formal establishment of private sector management in an official juvenile institution of the Depmiment of Juvenile Observation and Protection (DJOP). With regard to different nature and background of each PPPs programme, multimethod research designs were selected with a mix of quantitative and qualitative approaches. They are: outcome studies from performance indicators; questionnaire survey; cost-outcome analysis; documentary analysis; interview; and observation. PPPs in the Thai criminal justice context is useful in the senses that: this gives an opportunity to startup a necessary service in an area where the public sector function has not been created for; it helps expanding social services without expanding government administrative apparatus; it can be introduced as a test if the prospect of Success is not clearly known beforehand; and it can provide a wider range of or additional services than those provided by the public sector alone. In addition, private operation in all PPPs schemes is non-commercial, so they made less concern about profitability. T~is study provides evidence to show that PPPs programmes are able to generate a WIde acceptance in the criminal justice community. However, there are some concerns about inequality, legitimacy, sponsors' sanction, professionalism, and proper safeguard to clients.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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