By Adam Thierer
This pathbreaking report calls for reform of our inefficient, costly and overcrowded court system, proposing the adoption of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as an effective back-up to the courts.
28pp 1992 ISBN 1-873712-13-8 UK Price: £17 (£19 elsewhere)
By Timothy Evans, Nicholas Elliott & Simon McIlwaine
Police services are too centralized, costly, bureaucratic and resistant to change. The points echo many made by the Audit Commission, the government's watchdog on public spending - The Independent
41pp 1991 ISBN: 1-870109-99-6 UK Price: £25 (£27 elsewhere)
By Sir John Wheeler, Mary Tuck, Barry Poyner & Madsen Pirie
Who causes crime? And can better technology or wiser social policy help to eliminate it?
24pp 1989 ISBN: 1-870109-63-5 UK Price: £12 (£14 elsewhere)
By Nicholas Elliott
We should aim to get prisoners back into the real economy, to repay victims, to contribute towards their upkeep, and to build up savings. Behind bars, capitalists would be allowed to thrive in a free enterprise boom - Daily Express
39pp 1988 ISBN: 1-870109-40-6 UK Price: £18 (£20 elsewhere)
By Peter Young
One of Britain's most prestigious think-tanks, the Adam Smith Institute, has come up with a startling proposal... that Britain's prisons should be privatized - The Scotsman
43pp 1987 ISBN 1-870109-01-5 UK Price: £20 (£22 elsewhere)
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