RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment

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JIE in the News

A selection of news reporting and commentary about RAND research on justice, infrastructure, and the environment.

Recent News & Events

  • Commentary

    It's Getting Harder and Harder to Live on Top of the World

    Nov 30, 2015

    Climate change has hit the Arctic hard, and communities like Barrow, Alaska, bear the brunt of it. Adaption measures will be essential to protect these vulnerable communities, as well as mitigation on a macro level.

  • Journal Article

    How Multi-Layered Aviation Security Protects Against Adaptive Attackers

    Nov 24, 2015

    Layered security is key to modern aviation security, but the pieces of a multi-layered defense system may not combine as straightforwardly as expected. When considering the behavior of an adaptive attacker, assessing the effectiveness of layered security becomes even more complex.

  • Commentary

    COP 21 Not a Silver Bullet on Climate Change

    Nov 24, 2015

    The Paris climate conference cannot provide the engine that will drive a solution to the world's climate change challenge. Rather, it can best serve as a mediator that will help guide and structure the swirling, bottom-up process of radical change that is the best hope of preserving Earth's climate.

  • Commentary

    Ensuring Robust Water Management Strategies in Lima-Callão, Peru

    Nov 16, 2015

    Water resource agencies around the world are grappling with how to make smart investments to ensure long-term water reliability at a time of unprecedented water stress, growing demands, uncertain climate change, and limited budgets.

  • Project

    Assessing What Works in Correctional Education

    Nov 10, 2015

    Correctional education helps prisoners better transition to communities upon release. RAND's research in this area has influenced policy at a state and federal level.

  • Commentary

    What's Next on the Convicted Terrorist's Timeline?

    Nov 4, 2015

    As inmates near the end of their sentences for terrorism-related offenses, and with some individuals already freed, it's time to explore what considerations may be necessary.

  • Commentary

    When Public Trust in Corporations Is Shaken

    Oct 28, 2015

    The Volkswagen scandal comes at a time when the public's trust in both the automotive industry and tech companies is at risk. The level of public trust in an individual organization could end up burnishing — or infecting — an entire industry or new technology.

  • Commentary

    How to Overcome the Risks of Artificial Intelligence

    Oct 22, 2015

    The warnings and promises of artificial intelligence aren't new, but advances in technology make them more pressing.