RAND Review: Fall 2003

RAND Review, our flagship magazine, showcases RAND research on a variety of timely and relevant issues facing the world today.

Fall 2003 — Vol. 27, No. 3


AP/WIDE WORLD PHOTOS/DAMIAN DOVARGANES; LOWER RIGHT: AP/WIDE WORLD PHOTOS/KRISTA NILES

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COVER STORY

Unruly Turf

The Role of Interagency Collaborations in Reducing Gun Violence
By George Tita, K. Jack Riley, Gregory Ridgeway, and Clifford Grammich

 

On the Cover:
Angelenos gather at Delores Mission School in Los Angeles for the 3rd Annual Victims’ Rights Vigil & Community Information Fair on Apr. 5, 2003. Upper left: Law enforcement authorities observe a moment of silence. Shown are Lee Baca, Los Angeles County Sheriff; Jim McDonnell, of the Los Angeles Police Department; Debra Yang, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office; Earl Thomas, of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office; and Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County District Attorney. Upper right: Los Angeles City Attorney’s representative Maria Guerrero, second from right, consoles Maria Atilano, far right, whose son was killed by gang violence. Lower left: Brenda Florence, second from left, is a mother of three sons killed by random gang violence.
 
Lower right: George Gutierrez, center, pushes a flag-draped mock coffin in memory of his brother during a Los Angeles rally. The protesters demand a greater police presence in the Boyle Heights neighborhood to reduce gang-related shootings like the one that killed disabled veteran Robert Gutierrez in front of his brother and young nephew.
 

Contents

Message from the Editor

News

Perspectives


Features

Unruly Turf

The role of interagency collaborations in reducing gun violence
By George Tita, K. Jack Riley, Gregory Ridgeway, and Clifford Grammich

Excessive Force

Why Russian and U.S. nuclear postures perpetuate Cold War risks
By David E. Mosher and Lowell H. Schwartz

Laboratories of Reform

State health insurance experiments yield lessons for the nation
By M. Susan Marquis and Stephen H. Long

Overcompensating?

A tool to refine policies for retaining military personnel
By John Ausink

Commentary

No Base Is an Island

Why the military needs formal agreements with civilian authorities on domestic violence cases
By Laura Hickman