Public Safety Legislation


  • A man stands in front of a police car during the protest against the deaths of Breonna Taylor by Louisville police and George Floyd by Minneapolis police, in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. June 1, 2020, photo by Bryan Woolston/Reuters


    Research Road Map to Reduce Police Killings

    Preventing killings committed by police will require research funding, research-practitioner partnerships with police agencies and unions, and standardized data collection. Research should focus on training, policies, technology, consequences for officers, and foundational issues such as racial inequities.

    May 18, 2022

  • A open door of a safe showing a hand gun stored inside. Photo by Creatas / Getty Images


    Personal Firearm Storage in the United States

    Public health and gun rights advocates agree that gun owners should store their firearms in a manner that prevents unauthorized individuals from accessing them. This essay discusses what is meant by safe firearm storage and provides estimates of U.S. gun owners' storage practices from nationally and state-representative surveys.

    Jul 11, 2022

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