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Science, Risk Assessment, and the SPS Agreement

Lukasz Gruszczynski

in Regulating Health and Environmental Risks under WTO Law: A Critical Analysis of the SPS Agreement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578924
eISBN:
9780191722646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578924.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter addresses the science-based provisions of the SPS Agreement. The main part of the discussion is dedicated to risk assessment disciplines as elaborated by the SPS case law. This includes ... More


Risk and Risk Regulation

Lukasz Gruszczynski

in Regulating Health and Environmental Risks under WTO Law: A Critical Analysis of the SPS Agreement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578924
eISBN:
9780191722646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578924.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter offers a general discussion on risk and methods of its regulation. After a brief review of different definitions of risk, including technical and psychological perspectives, it briefly ... More


Prediction and Risk/Needs Assessments

Robert D. Hoge, Gina Vincent, and Laura Guy

in From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199828166
eISBN:
9780199951208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828166.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The focus of the chapter is on available knowledge regarding the prediction of early adult offending from information available during the early juvenile years. Standardized screening and assessment ... More


Scientific Procedures in Regulatory Agencies

Kristin Shrader-frechette General

in Regulating Toxic Substances: A Philosophy of Science and the Law

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074369
eISBN:
9780199852932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074369.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The chapter discusses some of the risk assessment issues that arise in administrative agencies charged with regulating carcinogens. It is argued that present assessment strategies, as well as some ... More


The Precautionary Principle

NICOLAS DE SADELEER

in Environmental Principles: From Political Slogans to Legal Rules

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254743
eISBN:
9780191719851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254743.003.03
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter explains that precaution is the end point of a range of public measures intended to counter ecological damage. It reviews the definitions given to the principle in various legal systems, ... More


The Scientific Background

Kristin Shrader-frechette General

in Regulating Toxic Substances: A Philosophy of Science and the Law

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074369
eISBN:
9780199852932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074369.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter provides some scientific background of risk assessment and sets up some of the institutional questions concerning the appropriate evidentiary standards needed within torts and ... More


Improving Social Work Practice Through the Use of Technology and Advanced Research Methods

Ira M. Schwartz, Peter R. Jones, David R. Schwartz, and Zoran Obradovic

in Child Welfare Research: Advances for Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195304961
eISBN:
9780199863648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304961.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter focuses on the application of technology and advances in research to social work practice. It examines the strengths and limitations of risk determination models, and highlights the many ... More


Epidemiology and Risk Assessment

Jonathan M. Samet, Ronald H. White, and Thomas A. Burke

in Applied Epidemiology: Theory to practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195187410
eISBN:
9780199864997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187410.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an introduction to risk assessment, focusing on those aspects of risk assessment methodology most pertinent to epidemiologists and addressing the use of epidemiologic data in ... More


Tipping Elements from a Global Perspective

Tim Lenton

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Several tipping points in the Earth system could be crossed this century, due to our collective impact on the planet interacting with its natural patterns of variability. This chapter summarizes ... More


Assessing Risk Throughout the Life of a Child Welfare Case

Judith S. Rycus and Ronald C. Hughes

in Child Welfare Research: Advances for Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195304961
eISBN:
9780199863648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304961.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

Child welfare agencies are responsible for ensuring the safety of abused and neglected children. This requires the accurate and timely identification of children at high risk of imminent or future ... More


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