Air pollution and invisible violence

Walters, Reece (2014) Air pollution and invisible violence. In Davies, Pamela, Francis, Peter, & Wyatt, Tanya (Eds.) Invisible Crimes and Social Harms. Palgrave, London, pp. 203-222.

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In recent years air pollution has been referred to as an ‘invisible killer’, and ‘an invisible health crisis’ (European Respiratory Society 2012). As other chapters in this collection have argued, the invisibility of crime is manifested through various lenses: lack of knowledge, lack of political and media attention, an absence of policing and regulatory focus, and an unwitting and ill-informed public. All such arguments pertain to air pollution; however, toxic emissions are also literally invisible from sight and consciousness, as are the associated consequences.

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ID Code: 74826
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 978113734817
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 08 Aug 2014 00:00
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2016 15:12

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