Emergency Management in the Courts: Trends After September 11 and Hurricane Katrina

  title={Emergency Management in the Courts: Trends After September 11 and Hurricane Katrina},
  author={Thomas A. Birkland and Carri Schneider},
  journal={Justice System Journal},
  pages={20 - 35}
This article is an overview of trends in emergency preparedness and management in the courts, with a particular focus on trends following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We describe the common features of disasters and of the management guidance available to courts. Of particular note is the degree to which Katrina was a catastrophic event that affected a broad geographical area, while the September 11 attacks constituted a major disaster but without the… 

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