This report focuses on workers' compensation fraud — specifically, providers' intentional manipulation of rules and procedures. The report conceptualizes the sources of and remedies for workers' compensation fraud in California and offers some high-level recommendations for regulators and legislators to consider.
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Proposition 47 is designed to reduce state prison overcrowding, focus criminal justice expenditures on violent and serious offenses, and increase investments in prevention and support programs. This report recommends how to measure the impact of Proposition 47 (and future legislative mandates) on Los Angeles County operations and budgets and what metrics should be tracked.
Helping Law Enforcement Use Data from Mobile Applications: A Guide to the Prototype Mobile Information and Knowledge Ecosystem (MIKE) ToolApril 28, 2017
Consumer devices that automatically and unobtrusively collect data about their users, including cell phones and other mobile devices, are spreading. This report documents a prototype tool created to help interested stakeholders, such as law enforcement, better understand the mobile app ecosystem and the relationships among the data, its sources, and applicable legal constraints.
Digital Resources for STEM Educators and Recommendations for Cyberlearning Initiatives: Results from the National Science Foundation Digital Library/Distributed Learning Program EvaluationApril 27, 2017
The National Science Digital Library/Distributed Learning (NSDL) program supported the development of resources, collections, and technical tools and services for teachers and learners in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. This evaluation of the NSDL program assessed the sustainability of resources, tools, and services over time and across the changing technology landscape.
This report provides an independent study of how the stormwater problem in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania metropolitan region could grow with future climate, land use, or population change, and discusses potential long-term solutions using new analytical approaches developed by RAND. The analysis provides a baseline of scientific information intended to support ongoing regional coordination around stormwater management and water-quality planning.