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In today’s calculus of public and private budgeting, an ounce of prevention may no longer be worth a pound of “cure.”

“Prevention” takes many forms: Preparing one’s family for an emergency. Buying life and property insurance. Buying corporate insurance. Having a sufficiently-sized and well-trained security workforce at your workplace. Supporting law enforcement efforts to get one step ahead of the bad guy (whether a criminal or a terrorist). Supporting entities like UNLV’s Institute for Security Studies whose sole raison d’etre is to make Las Vegas and Nevada a safe and secure place to live, work and visit.


Citizen crime reporting; Crime prevention – Citizen participation; Emergency management; Nevada – Las Vegas; Political participation; Public safety; Terrorism – Prevention


Defense and Security Studies | Law Enforcement and Corrections | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration


Attached PDF: Dr. Springer's testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness
and Response, March 16, 2010