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Risk balance & security.


Risk balance & security.

Van Brunschot, Erin Gibbs and Leslie W. Kennedy.

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Despite the frenzy Frenzy

term referring to the Beatles’ (rock musicians) immense popularity; manifested by screaming fans in the 1960s. [Pop. Culture: Miller, 172–181]

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 unleashed by the 9-11 attacks, Van Brunschot (social sciences, U. of Calgary) and Kennedy (criminal justice, Rutgers U.) argue that individuals and agencies cannot simply respond to potential threat with endless resources to mitigate mit·i·gate
To moderate in force or intensity.

miti·gation n.
 damage that hazards create, but must find a balance in managing risk. They describe the processes and structures for establishing this balance in crime, terrorism, disasters, and threats to a nations' health. Risk management balance, they say, must be present throughout preparedness pre·par·ed·ness  
The state of being prepared, especially military readiness for combat.

Noun 1. preparedness - the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action); "putting them
, prevention, and response.

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Date:Nov 1, 2007
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