Public Safety

Designing Safety Regulations for High-Hazard Industries

New National Academies of Sciences report offers much-needed clarity about regulatory design decisions.

Reviewing Police Use of Force Through Root Cause Analysis

More agencies are embracing a new kind of review focused on preventing future errors, rather than placing blame.

Regulating Police Use of Force

Scholars, activists, and other criminal justice experts address possible legal responses to excessive police force.

For Agencies, Smooth and Safe Traveling Takes a Front Seat on Thanksgiving

Holiday marked by mass mobility prompts regulatory responses nationwide.

3D Printers Bring Regulation into the Living Room

Scholars contemplate the health and safety risks of home manufacturing.

Making Profits by Disrupting the Regulatory Status Quo

Scholar explains the rise and expansion of startups that push the regulatory envelope.

What Should Regulators Do About Pilot Depression?

A French agency’s report on the Germanwings accident reassesses the balance between medical privacy and public safety.

Hoverboard Regulations Attempt to Balance Safety and Fun

Philadelphia City Council considers hoverboard restrictions for young users.

For Law Enforcement, Super Bowl Security Took Center Stage

Federal, state, and local agencies aimed to safeguard major sporting event in the wake of terrorist attacks.

Pipeline Safety Regulator Proposes Rule to Prevent Pipeline Spills

Rule would impose reporting and inspection requirements in light of 2010 pipeline spill and legislation.