As seen in the Sewol Ferry incident and the COVID-19 pandemic, securing and guaranteeing public safety has recently become a national and societal issue that needs to be addressed. In the past, physical threats such as war and terrorism were a major threat to public safety. However, in modern times, factors that threaten public safety are becoming more diverse, such as infectious diseases, environmental pollution, cybercrime, food, energy, and speculative capital. Accordingly, there is a need for in-depth research on public safety issues and the training of experts. The Center for Public Safety Policy was established in September 2017 to respond to the needs of the times and conducts in-depth research on public safety issues in various fields.
First, we focus on an in-depth study of the latest public safety related legislation. Our center conducts in-depth research on public safety-related legislation in recently problematic areas with professors and full-time researchers in various major fields. In particular, we effectively respond to changing public safety issues by in-depth research on legal systems related to infectious diseases, environmental issues, cybercrime, etc., and suggest improvement measures.
Second, we focus on strengthening international research capabilities through various comparative methods of research. Our center has researchers who study the laws of various countries, including Germany, the United States, the EU, France, China, and Japan. Researchers study the universality and specificity of each country's public safety-related laws, and through this, our center aims to present a solution to public safety issues concerning with international universality.
Third, we focus on fostering experts with broad and amalgamated perspectives. Current public safety issues are very complex and intertwined in various fields. Thus, international cooperation is increasingly required to handle supranational ploblem such as problems relating to environmental issues. To this end, we are training experts who can respond to these changes.
Our researchers will do their best to provide effective solutions to changing public safety issues and become a leading research institute studying public safety related laws. We ask for your interest and support. Thank you.
Director of Center for Public Safety Policy
Professor Ho-Kyoung. Jung