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Crossing The Thin Blue Line: Protecting Law Enforcement Officers Who Blow The Whistle, Ann C. Hodges Jan 2018

Crossing The Thin Blue Line: Protecting Law Enforcement Officers Who Blow The Whistle, Ann C. Hodges

Law Faculty Publications

Law enforcement makes headline news for shootings of unarmed civilians, departmental corruption, and abuse of suspects and witnesses. Also well-documented is the code of silence, the thin blue line, which discourages officers from reporting improper and unlawful conduct by fellow officers. Accordingly, accountability is challenging and mistrust of law enforcement abounds. There is much work to be done in changing the culture of police departments and many recommendations for change. One barrier to transparency that has been largely ignored could be eliminated by reversal of the Supreme Court’s 2006 decision in Garcetti v. Ceballos. Criticism of the decision has …


The Structure And Enforcement Of Job Safety Regulation, W. Kip Viscusi Jan 1986

The Structure And Enforcement Of Job Safety Regulation, W. Kip Viscusi

Vanderbilt Law School Faculty Publications

For more than a decade, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been regulating the technology and work practices of employers. This governmental function is relatively new and is quite different from the usual governmental involvement in labor market policies. Some government efforts, such as job training and unemployment compensation, involve no direct impact on workplace operations, except that which may be induced indirectly through the incentives these policies generate. Even the minimum wage law does not directly lead to any governmental intrusion into the nature of the work relationship. In contrast, OSHA regulations specify what safety guards must …


Residency Law Could Stabilize Local Economic Base, Chester Smolski Dec 1977

Residency Law Could Stabilize Local Economic Base, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Should city employees be required to live in the communities which employ them? This is the question which more and more cities are seriously considering as they seek ways to stem the unabated flow of their residents to the suburbs and to raise needed tax dollars."