Reconsidering Law and Policy Debates: A Public Health Perspective by John G. CulhaneReconsidering Law and Policy Debates: A Public Health Perspective by John G. Culhane

Reconsidering Law and Policy Debates: A Public Health Perspective

EditorJohn G. Culhane

Hardcover | November 8, 2010

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This book offers fresh approaches to a variety of social and political issues that have become highly polarized and resistant to compromise by examining them through a population-based public health perspective. The topics included are some of the most contentious: abortion and reproductive rights; end-of-life issues, including the right to die and the treatment of pain; the connection between racism and poor health outcomes for African-Americans; the right of same-sex couples to marry; the toll of gun violence and how to reduce it; domestic violence and how the criminal justice model fails to deal with it effectively; and how tort compensation and punitive damages can further public health goals. People at every point along the political spectrum will find the book enlightening and informative. Written by eight authors, all of whom have cross-disciplinary expertise, this book shifts the focus away from the point of view of rights, politics, or morality and examines the effect of laws and policies from the perspective of public health and welfare.
Title:Reconsidering Law and Policy Debates: A Public Health PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:272 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:November 8, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521195055

ISBN - 13:9780521195058

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