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  • Dangerous Science

    Science Policy and Risk Analysis for Scientists and Engineers

    Daniel J. Rozell

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    The public is generally enthusiastic about the latest science and technology, but sometimes research threatens the physical safety or ethical norms of society. When this happens, scientists and engineers can find themselves unprepared in the midst of an intense science policy debate. In the absence of convincing evidence, technological optimists and skeptics struggle to find common values on which to build consensus. The best way to avoid these situations is to sidestep the instigating controversy by using a broad risk-benefit assessment as a risk exploration tool to help scientists and engineers design experiments and technologies that accomplish intended goals while avoiding physical or moral dangers.

    Dangerous Science explores the intersection of science policy and risk analysis to detail failures in current science policy practices and what can be done to help minimize the negative impacts of science and technology on society.

    Daniel J. Rozell is an engineer and scientist affiliated with the Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University.

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    Rozell, D. 2020. Dangerous Science: Science Policy and Risk Analysis for Scientists and Engineers. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bci
    Rozell, D. J. (2020) Dangerous Science: Science Policy and Risk Analysis for Scientists and Engineers. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bci
    Rozell, Daniel J. Dangerous Science: Science Policy and Risk Analysis for Scientists and Engineers. Ubiquity Press, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bci
    Rozell, D. J. (2020). Dangerous Science: Science Policy and Risk Analysis for Scientists and Engineers. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bci
    Rozell, Daniel J. Dangerous Science: Science Policy and Risk Analysis for Scientists and Engineers. London: Ubiquity Press, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bci




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    Published on Feb. 4, 2020

    Language

    English

    Pages:

    162

    ISBN
    EPUB 978-1-911529-90-3
    Mobi 978-1-911529-91-0
    Paperback 978-1-911529-88-0
    PDF 978-1-911529-89-7

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    https://doi.org/10.5334/bci



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