Police Choice: Feasible Policy Options for a Safer and Freer Society

33 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2018

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Corey DeAngelis

American Federation for Children; Cato Institute; Reason Foundation

Date Written: June 11, 2018


The system of policing in the United States is costly and ineffective, perhaps because of the government monopoly on residentially assigned police departments. A system of private or public police choice could introduce competitive pressures into the market for policing and improve overall quality levels. I discuss examples of private policing and respond to the common criticisms of systems of police choice. I also propose possible police choice policy options that could be used to achieve a society with stronger rights protection and fewer rights violations.

Keywords: private policing, police choice, police vouchers, criminal justice

JEL Classification: K10, P40

Suggested Citation

DeAngelis, Corey, Police Choice: Feasible Policy Options for a Safer and Freer Society (June 11, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3194200 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3194200

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