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    Initial credits
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  • 26.15    |    
    Is law enforcement best provided by the market?
  • 01:32    |    
    Who protects people if they don't pay for private police?
  • 02:26.150000000000005    |    
    What about security in cities?
  • 04:0.05000000000001137    |    
    What about competition between police forces?
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    If police forces are private, what prevents criminals from hiring their own law enforcement?
  • 06:13.5    |    
    Is mall security the same as law enforcement?
  • 07:52.3    |    
    What books have you published?
  • 08:8.519999999999981    |    
    Final words
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    Final credits

Interview with Edward Stringham by Luis Figueroa

New Media  | 06 de abril de 2009  | Vistas: 409

About this video

Edward Stringham discusses the role of private security and law enforcement in modern society. He argues that because markets are the most efficient providers of goods and services, they can also provide law enforcement. According to Stringham, different aspects of law enforcement, which many people assume must be provided by government, are already supplied by the private sector. He explains that private security forces are commonplace, usually bundled together with other goods consumers want, as in the case of shopping malls, private universities, and apartment buildings.


Interview with Edward Stringham by Luis Figueroa
Edward Stringham

Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference, APEE
Guatemala City
April 6, 2009

New Media - UFM production.  Guatemala, April 2009
Camera: Jorge Samayoa, Manuel Alvarez; digital editing: Rebeca Zuñiga; index and synopsis: Sergio Bustamante; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Mario Pivaral/Carlos Petz


Edward Stringham is editor of the Journal of Private Enterprise. He…