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.

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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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