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Latest Reports

  • RR812

    Energy-Sector Workforce Development in West Virginia: Aligning Community College Education and Training with Needed SkillsAugust 31, 2015

    The production of natural gas and gas liquids from shale in West Virginia has increased demand for workers in the energy sector. In 2013, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) asked RAND to work closely with the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia to develop a collaborative strategy for preparing the local talent pool for the energy-sector workforce. We developed ten recommended action items.

  • RR807

    Energy-Sector Workforce Development in Southwestern Pennsylvania: Aligning Education and Training with Innovation and Needed SkillsAugust 31, 2015

    This report documents key technological innovations in the energy sector; identifies best practices of educational and training programs that have successfully responded to evolving labor markets in other sectors; analyzes four case-study energy-sector education and training programs in southwestern Pennsylvania; and provides recommendations for the energy-sector education and training system in the region.

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    Using Future Internet Technologies to Strengthen Criminal JusticeAugust 17, 2015

    RAND conducted an expert panel on the criminal justice community's need to take advantage of (and mitigate threats from) emerging web technologies. This report outlines the technologies that were considered, the needs developed, and the overarching themes that arose during the panel proceedings.

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    The Potential of Blind Collaborative Justice: Testing the Impact of Expert Blinding and Consensus Building on the Validity of Forensic TestimonyAugust 7, 2015

    Biased expert testimony is a leading cause of wrongful convictions, and new techniques are needed to reduce such biases. RAND researchers conducted an experimental investigation of two potential contributors to biased testimony within adversarial litigation involving forensic evidence: (1) experts' knowledge of their party representation (i.e., prosecution vs. defense counsel), and (2) lack of input from the relevant scientific community.

  • RR991

    The Future of Mobility: Scenarios for China in 2030June 30, 2015

    Researchers developed two scenarios to envision the future of mobility in China in 2030. Economic growth, the presence of constraints on vehicle ownership and driving, and environmental conditions differentiate the scenarios. By making potential long-term mobility futures more vivid, the team sought to help decisionmakers at different levels of government and in the private sector better anticipate and prepare for change.