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NCJ Number: 153949 Find in a Library
Title: Urban Environmental Justice
Journal: Fordham Urban Law Journal  Volume:21  Issue:3  Dated:(Spring 1994)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): K N Ainsworth
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 506
Type: Conference Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This journal presents papers from a symposium on environmental injustice, which examined how low-income communities and communities of color in the Nation's cities have been disproportionately burdened by various environmental harms.
Abstract: Some of the specific issues discussed at the symposium included democratic justice, environmental justice litigation, environmental risk assessments, the impact of race and age, the role of occupational health in achieving environmental justice, issues of classification in environmental equity, hazardous waste cleanup in communities of color, land use and urban planning, community empowerment, and protecting endangered communities. The authors of these papers suggest how to evaluate the dimensions of the problem; explore the relationship between environmental justice and other economic and environmental ideals; explore how the problem is perceived from community, corporate, and administrative perspectives; and evaluate the feasibility of various legal, political, administrative, and legislative remedies. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal justice research; Environmental influences; Urban area studies
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