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NCJ Number: 119604 Find in a Library
Title: Victims in Disasters (From Crime and Its Victims: International Research and Public Policy Issues, P 35-41, 1989, Emilio C Viano, ed. -- See NCJ-119600)
Author(s): D E Della-Giustina
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Hemisphere Publishing Corp
Bristol, PA 19007
Sale Source: Hemisphere Publishing Corp
1900 Frost Road
Suite 101
Bristol, PA 19007
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The social disruption caused by the physical effects of disasters require the need for advance planning through an organized community effort.
Abstract: Two types of demands are made in disasters. Demands of the first type which are generated by the disaster agent as it strikes the community are called agent-generated demands. In responding to these demands, the community will in turn be confronted with a new and more general set of demands called response-generated demands. Both sets of demands must be given consideration in developing a comprehensive disaster-response plan. Agent-generated demands include warning, preimpact preparations, search and rescue, care of the injured and removal of the dead, welfare demands, restoration of essential community services, protection against continuing threats, and community order. Response-generated demands include communication, continuing assessment, mobilization and utilization of human and material resources, coordination, and control and authority. Disaster research studies have identified organized planning as the primary means of successfully aiding disaster victims. Bibliography
Main Term(s): Disaster procedures; Victim services
Index Term(s): Community support; Financial assistance to victims; Police services for victims; Victim medical assistance
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