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Risk Balance and Security by Erin Gibbs Van Brunschot, Leslie W. Kennedy
  

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Risk Balance and Security by Erin Gibbs Van Brunschot, Leslie W. Kennedy

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.

About the Author

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 at cross-purposes. She has published articles in such journals as the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Women and Criminal Justice, British Journal of Criminology and has made major contributions in books such as Juvenile Delinquency by Creechan and Silverman; Crime in Canadian Society 6th edition by Silverman, Teevan, and Sacco; The Process and Structure of Crime by Meier, Kennedy, and Sacco; and the Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment by Levinson. Leslie W. Kennedy is currently University Professor at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) and Director of the Rutgers Center on Public Security. He was the Dean of SCJ from 1998 to 2007. In his most recent research, he has focused on crime mapping and the development of risk terrain modeling for use by police in preventing crime. In addition to publishing numerous books on risk and crime, his research has appeared in Criminology, Justice Quarterly, American Journal of Public Health, and the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th October 2007

Author

Erin Gibbs Van Brunschot, Leslie W. Kennedy

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
256 pages

Categories

Crime & criminology

ISBN

9781412940696

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