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Risk Balance and Security

by Erin Gibbs Van Brunschot, Leslie W. Kennedy

Risk Balance and Security Synopsis

This book is unique in that an attempt has been made to capture the interdisciplinary realities facing public security today, and the means in which a risk balance is evident in the security decisions made to deal with crime, terrorist activities and environmental disasters.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412940696
Publication date: 4th October 2007
Author: Erin Gibbs Van Brunschot, Leslie W. Kennedy
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Crime & criminology,

About Erin Gibbs Van Brunschot, Leslie W. Kennedy

Erin Gibbs Van Brunschot is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Social Sciences at the University of Calgary, Canada. She received her BA and MA in Sociology from the University of Calgary, and her PhD from the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on the concept of risk as it primarily applies to criminal offending and victimization. Her current research projects include an examination of how past experiences with various types of hazards influence self-protective behavior and expectations for the future, and the means by which individual and institutional efforts to enhance security work together and/or ...

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