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Reviewing high-risk and high-consequence decisions: finding a safer way

Eburn, Michael; Dovers, Stephen


This paper critiques the adversarial processes used in inquiries following significant natural hazard events, in particular bushfires. Shortcomings identified with current practices suggest postevent inquiries should adopt restorative practices rather than traditional adversarial procedures. Restorative justice is a concept established in the area of criminal law. It is argued that the use of restorative practices could assist in formulating inquiries that would assist all parties to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Emergency Management


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