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Considers how decision-makers can assess threats to health or the environment when the available scientific evidence is sparse and discusses the types of 'uncertainties' that bring the precautionary principle into play. Peel uses case studies which examine the implementation of the precautionary principle in actual decision-making scenarios.
This is a text for criminology students designed to take them to the heart of the contradictions, confusions and blurred boundaries around the subject of crime, about what crime is, about social regulation and control, and about social responsibility. It focuses on the key questions and issues underpinning them in...
This text provides an introduction to crime science, setting out its essentials. It provides a major statement of the nature and aspirations of crime science, and presents a series of case studies providing examples, in different settings, of the approach in action.
This text focuses on research methodology and approaches in the complex and sensitive area of violence against women, and provides important insights into, and critical approaches to, the evidence base for policy and practice.
This title provides an overview of recent government initiatives in the field of crime and punishment, reviewing both the policies themselves, the perceived problems and issues they wish to address, and the broader social and politial context in which this is taking place.