Property rights: returning personal possessions after disasters

Eyre, Anne and Easthope [writing as Payne], Lucy (2006) Property rights: returning personal possessions after disasters. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 21 (2). ISSN 1324-1540

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Today great emphasis is placed on respecting and fulfilling the rights of the bereaved in the aftermath of disaster and other circumstances of sudden violent death. When it comes to the specific details relating to the recovery, processing and return of personal property to the bereaved, however, there are still varying degrees of understanding about the meaning and significance of personal property and a lack of clarity within and across the various responding organisations about protocols for dealing with such property. The purpose of this article is to highlight key issues relating to the treatment and return of personal property with particular reference to the role of emergency responders and other disaster managers. - See more at:

Subjects:L Social studies > L590 Social Work not elsewhere classified
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B990 Subjects Allied to Medicine not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
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Deposited On:12 Jun 2015 11:15

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