by Anna Lukasiewicz, Natural Hazards And Disaster Justice Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Natural Hazards And Disaster Justice book, This book explores policy, legal, and practice implications regarding the emerging field of disaster justice, using case studies of floods, bushfires, heatwaves, and earthquakes in Australia and Southern and South-east Asia. It reveals geographic locational and social disadvantage and structural inequities that lead to increased risk and vulnerability to disaster, and which impact ability to recover post-disaster. Written by multidisciplinary disaster researchers, the book addresses all stages of the disaster management cycle, demonstrating or recommending just approaches to preparation, response and recovery. It notably reveals how procedural, distributional and interactional aspects of justice enhance resilience, and offers a cutting edge analysis of disaster justice for managers, policy makers, researchers in justice, climate change or emergency management.
by Susan L. Cutter, Hazards Vulnerability And Environmental Justice Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Hazards Vulnerability And Environmental Justice book, From Hurricane Katrina and the south Asian tsunami to human-induced atrocities, terrorist attacks and the looming effects of climate change, the world is assailed by both natural and unnatural hazards and disasters. These expose not only human vulnerability - particularly that of the poorest, who are least able to respond and adapt - but also the profound worldwide environmental injustices that result from the geographical distribution of risks, hazards and disasters. This collection of essays, from one of the most renowned and experienced experts, provides a timely assessment of these critical themes. Presenting the top selections from Susan L. Cutter's thirty years of scholarship on hazards, vulnerability and environmental justice, the volume tackles issues such as nuclear and toxic hazards, risk assessment, communication and planning, and societal responses. Cutter maps out the terrain and draws out the salient themes with a fresh, powerful introduction written in the wake of her work in the aftermath of Katrina. This essential collection is ideal for professionals, researchers, academics and students working on hazards, risk, disasters and environmental justice across a range of disciplines.
by Emily Carpenter, Fairness Under Fire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fairness Under Fire book, Natural disasters are increasing due to climate change, bringing with them substantial increases in disaster-associated mental illnesses, such as depression, PTSD, and anxiety. Previous evidence has shown that after a natural disaster, these mental heath outcomes are not distributed equally throughout the population, but tend to affect certain groups of people more than others. Yet, inequality does not necessarily constitute an inequity. Currently, there is no established way of determining the fairness of mental health outcomes post-disaster, which is a necessary component of determining whether policies or guidelines ought to change in order to remedy an injustice. In this project, I use an environmental justice framework to assess the justness of mental health outcomes after natural disasters, using the Fort McMurray fire of 2016, known as The Beast, as a case study. Environmental justice theories have not previously been used to determine justness of mental health outcomes after natural disasters, therefore I begin by determining whether this the correct type of theory to use for this endeavour by examining certain critical components of the theory against what would be required for its application in this particular context. I end this ethical analysis by suggesting particular elements for inclusion in an environmental justice theory, to accommodate its usage for mental health outcomes post-natural disaster. The Beast caused the largest mandatory evacuation and was the costliest disaster in Canadian history. It therefore serves as a highly relevant case study to examine the question of equity in mental health outcomes in a Canadian context. Using aggregated data from Alberta Health, academic articles, newspaper articles, and published reports, I attempt to determine what the mental health outcomes of the Beast were, and if they affected the members of the population equally. In my final chapter, I applied the findings from my ethical analysis to the case study. This iterative process highlighted gaps and strengths in the approach. I conclude this thesis by reflecting on the learnings from this application process and offer thoughts on how we can move forward.
by Dee Wood Harper, Crime And Criminal Justice In Disaster Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Crime And Criminal Justice In Disaster book, Crime and Criminal Justice in Disaster aims to answer two questions: Why do some people take advantage of the disruption that disaster causes and commit crime, and what can be done about it? The second edition of Crime and Criminal Justice in Disaster focuses on crime in the wake of recent disasters, including the Haiti and Chile earthquakes, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The authors of the essays in this volume, all talented sociologists, criminologists and law enforcement officials who have had direct experience researching and working in disaster conditions, have updated their original work to investigate the longer term effects that disaster can have on crimes such as rape, fraud and looting. They have also worked to explain the actions criminal justice and other systems can take in the short and longer-term disaster aftermaths to combat and prevent crime. Entirely new essays in this edition focus on hate crime in the aftermath of 9/11 and the role that local NGOs can play in the recovery process. The new additions to the revised edition of Crime and Criminal Justice in Disaster help bring us closer to a criminology of disaster and set the stage for new theorizing and research that can help us more fully understand the criminogenic effects of disaster and the best practices for criminal justice and other systems in preventing these effects.
by Darius Bartlett, Exploring Natural Hazards Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Exploring Natural Hazards book, This book addresses natural hazards from a scientific and applied engineering perspective. It provides information on the physics and physical processes of a range of natural phenomena that pose hazards to human society, including tropical cyclones, droughts, floods, and lightning. It highlights the current state of research on hazards discussed and deals primarily with their understanding, monitoring, and risk mitigation. Emphasis is on prediction techniques and accuracy, assessments and recent improvements in early warning systems. Using examples and case studies from around the world, the authors present environmental issues in a way that is accessible to readers working in the field.
by Kristian Cedervall Lauta, Disaster Law Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Disaster Law book, Disasters and their management are today central to public and political agendas. Rather than being understood as exclusively acts of God and Nature, natural disasters are increasingly analysed as social vulnerability exposed by natural hazards. A disaster following an earthquake is no longer seen as caused exclusively by tremors, but by poor building standards, ineffective response systems, or miscommunications. This book argues that the shift in how a disaster is spoken of and managed affects fundamental notions of duty, responsibility and justice. The book considers the role of law in disasters and in particular the regulation of disaster response and the allocation of responsibility in the aftermath of disasters. It argues that traditionally law has approached emergencies, including natural disasters, from a dichotomy of normalcy and emergency. In the state of emergency, norms were replaced by exceptions; democracy by dictatorship; and rights by necessity. However, as the disaster becomes socialized the idea of a clear distinction between normalcy and emergency crumbles. Looking at international and domestic legislation from a range of jurisdictions the book shows how natural disasters are increasingly normalized and increasingly objects of legal regulation and interpretation. The book will be of great use and interest to scholars and researchers of legal theory, and natural hazards and disasters.
by Alistair Harkness, Crossroads Of Rural Crime Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Crossroads Of Rural Crime book, Using the notion of ‘crossroads’ to provide a unique lens through which to examine the realities of rural crime, Crossroads of Rural Crime provides an understanding of the nature of rural life and ways in which transgression manifests itself in the context of a presumed rural-urban divide.