"This monograph explores the potential of outsourcing the provision of functions and services, traditionally provided by the South African criminal justice system, to both the for-profit and the not-for-profit sector. What follows is an analysis of the concept of outsourcing, its risks and benefits, and a discussion of the South African government’s outsourcing policy. Thereafter, the outsourcing policies (to the extent that they exist) and outsourcing opportunities for each core criminal justice department – policing,justice and prosecutions, and corrections – is explored."