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

  • Blog

    Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm

    Aug 27, 2015

    This weekend marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast. As the region struggled to cope and rebuild after the storm, RAND experts worked on solutions to the region's long-term challenges.

  • Report

    Measuring How Stock Ownership Affects Which Judges and Justices Hear Cases

    Aug 17, 2015

    Examines how stock ownership impacts the pool of judges and justices that hear cases involving publicly traded corporations.

  • Report

    Internet Technology Could Aid Police, Courts, and Prisons

    Aug 17, 2015

    New Internet-based technology may aid criminal justice agencies through promising tools such as better criminal databases, remotely conducted trials, and electronic monitoring of parolees. But many of the developments raise issues related to civil rights, privacy, and cybersecurity that must be addressed.

  • Commentary

    Climate Targets: Values and Uncertainty

    Aug 11, 2015

    Policymakers know that the risks associated with climate change mean they need to cut greenhouse-gas emissions. But uncertainty surrounding the likelihood of different scenarios makes choosing specific policies difficult.

  • Report

    2014 RAND Annual Report

    Aug 10, 2015

    RAND's 2014 Annual Report describes the many ways in which RAND develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make people around the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.

  • Report

    Bright Hopes, Dim Realities: Vocational Innovation in American Correctional Education

    Aug 10, 2015

    To shed new light on the history of correctional education in America and on the implications of that history for reform in correctional education in the 1990s, this Note identifies some general tendencies in the history of correctional education.

  • Commentary

    Obama Commutes Sentences of 46 Drug Offenders. Now for the Hard Part

    Aug 10, 2015

    Last month, President Obama commuted more sentences in a single day than any president since Lyndon Johnson. But commutation doesn't erase a criminal conviction.

  • Blog

    The 2015 Summer Reading List for Congress

    Aug 5, 2015

    With Capitol Hill slowing for August recess, this list of must-read research and commentaries—on topics including cybersecurity, transportation, and correctional education—will help ensure that policymakers are ready to dive right back in this fall.