Risk Balance and Security

Risk Balance and Security

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In confronting risk, individuals and all agencies cannot simply respond with endless resources in mitigating the damage that hazards engendera€”they have to establish a balance. Risk Balance and Security combines the conceptual underpinnings of risk assessment and management at both the individual and agency level with a clear analysis of how these relate to challenges faced in responding to crime, terrorism, public health threats, and environmental disasters. With a new understanding of how decisions are made about threats and hazards, and how this understanding may be applied in our preparedness, prevention, and response strategies, we will be able to better conceptualize our task for enhancing security in the future.On the other hand, although people with suspected health problems typically do not receive house calls, more and more often ... avalanches and blizzards ( Avalanche, 2004, and Storm, 2005) and even terrorism (Black Friday, 2005, World Trade Center, 2006, and United ... In Chapter 5, this volume, we noted that the media facilitate the transmission 190 CHAPTER 6 The Media and Response Coordination.

Title:Risk Balance and Security
Author:Erin Gibbs Van Brunschot, Leslie W. Kennedy
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2007-08-08


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