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Disasters, Hazards and Law Vol: 17

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14 Nov 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
300 pages - 156 x 234 x 20mm
Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance


This volume deals with important social-science issues of law and legal control pertaining to disasters and hazards in a variety of contexts. The orientation of this volume is driven by relevant recent occurrences, such as hurricanes Katrina and Irene in the United States; the 2010 BP oil spill, and the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Thematically diverse within the province of the social and behavioral sciences related to law and law-related problems, the chapters in this volume are not restricted in terms of theoretical approach and methodological orientation. Topics addressed include: legal controls pertaining to disaster prevention, response, and mitigation; regulations and policies concerning hazardous conditions; and crime and the control thereof in post-disaster situations.
List of Contributors. Introduction: Disasters and Hazards in Socio-Legal Studies. Disaster Myth or Reality: Developing a Criminology of Disaster. ? “Not only Injurious to Individuals, but Dangerous to the State”: A Theory of Disaster Crime. ? Disaster, War, and Drugs: Policy Levers and Rebuilding Communities. ? Federalism, Law, and the Ethics of Disaster Evacuations. Policing Disasters: The Role of Police in the Pre-Disaster Planning and Post-Disaster Responses. Transforming Oil Activism: From Legal Constraints to Evidenciary Opportunity. Environmental Policy for Chemical Pollution in Taiwan: The An-Shun Plant Case. The Federal Disaster: The Failed Logic of Disaster Prevention in New Orleans. New Orleans: Post-Disaster Dual Dualism in Labor Markets and Development. The Prison City of New Orleans: Law's Responses to the Disaster of Hurricane Katrina. Perceived Risk, Criminal Victimization, and Community Integration: Mental Health in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Disasters, Hazards and Law. Sociology of crime, law and deviance. Sociology of crime, law and deviance. Copyright page.

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