'A brief summary cannot do justice to the depth and breadth of the analysis laid out in Acceptable Risk ... [The authors] have achieved a masterly systematization of the many practical, methodological, and philosophical problems raised by attempts to answer the question, "how safe is safe enough?"' Nature
' ... the best critical exposition of ways to think about risks ... ends with many sensible recommendations ...' Ian Hacking, The New York Review of Books
The authors offer a new framework for decisions about risks and make recommendations for research, for public policy and for practice. Although their principal focus is on technological hazards, their analysis is applicable to other risks, such as those from new medical treatments or innovative programs in criminal justice.