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Russell Webster

Russell Webster

Criminal Justice & substance misuse expert and author of this blog.

The Modern Bounty Hunter

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As the English and Welsh probation service is currently being privatised via the Government's Transforming Rehabilitation initiative, here is a quick reminder of just how much the criminal justice system is privatised in other parts of the world.

Bounty hunters apprehend many more fugitives than the police

As the English and Welsh probation service is currently being privatised via the Government’s Transforming Rehabilitation initiative, here is a quick reminder of just how much the criminal justice system is privatised in other parts of the world.

Tracking down criminals in the US is a growing private industry.  Modern day bounty hunters are widespread in the USA and they operate on a pretty simple payment by results basis, as the infographic below shows:

Bounty Hunters

Source: www.criminaljusticedegreehub

If the next election returns another Conservative-led government, will we see bail bondsmen and skip tracers in the UK?

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