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Table of Contents

Figures and Tables vii

Foreword to the First Edition ix
Michelle A. Larkin

Foreword to the Second Edition xi
Sandro Galea

Preface xv

The Editors xix

The Contributors xxi

Part One Frameworks for Legal Epidemiology

1. A Framework for Research in Legal Epidemiology 3
Scott Burris, Alexander C. Wagenaar, Jeffrey W. Swanson, Jennifer K. Ibrahim, Jennifer Wood, and Michelle M. Mello

2. Law in Public Health Systems and Services Research 21
Scott Burris, Glen P. Mays, F. Douglas Scutchfield, and Jennifer K. Ibrahim

Part Two Understanding How Law Influences Environments and Behavior

3. Perspectives from Public Health 41
Kelli A. Komro and Alexander C. Wagenaar

4. Law and Society Approaches 61
Robin Stryker

5. Criminological Theories 81
Wesley G. Jennings and Tom Mieczkowski

6. Procedural Justice Theory 99
Tom R. Tyler and Avital Mentovich

7. Economic Theory 115
Frank J. Chaloupka and Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

8. The Theory of Triadic Influence 139
Mark B. Schure, Kazi Faria Islam, and Brian R. Flay

9. Integrating Diverse Theories for Public Health Law Evaluation 163
Scott Burris and Alexander C. Wagenaar

Part Three Identifying and Measuring Legal Variables

10. Picturing Public Health Law Research: The Value of Causal Diagrams 189
Jeffrey W. Swanson and Jennifer K. Ibrahim

11. Measuring Statutory Law and Regulations for Empirical Research 209
Evan D. Anderson, Sue Thomas, Ryan D. Treffers, and Alexander C. Wagenaar

12. Coding Case Law for Public Health Law Evaluation 233
Mark Hall

Part Four Designing Legal Epidemiology Evaluations

13. Randomized Trials in Legal Epidemiology 253
Harold Pollack, Alida Bouris, and Scott Cunningham

14. Natural Experiments: Research Design Elements for Optimal Causal Inference Without Randomization 283
Alexander C. Wagenaar and Kelli A. Komro

15. Qualitative Research Strategies for Public Health Law Evaluation 303
Jennifer Wood

16. Using Cost- Effectiveness and Cost–Benefit Analysis to Evaluate Public Health Laws 323
Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

17. The Future of Research in Legal Epidemiology 357
Scott Burris, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, and Alexander C. Wagenaar

References 367

About the Author

ALEXANDER C. WAGENAAR, PhD, is Research Professor at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

ROSALIE LICCARDO PACULA, PhD, holds the Elizabeth Garrett Chair in Health Policy, Economics & Law in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.

SCOTT BURRIS, J.D., is Professor of Law and Public Health at Temple University, where he directs the Center for Public Health Law Research.

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