RAND Europe, in collaboration with Professor Alex Stevens of the University of Kent, is conducting a study on alternatives to coercive sanctions for drug law offences and drug-related crime. These alternatives may include diversion from prosecution into drug treatment or education programmes, drug treatment ordered by a court as an alternative to a custodial sentence, and early release from prison to undertake treatment.
RAND Europe Research
Through objective analysis and research RAND Europe strives to provide effective solutions and informed choices to policy and decision-makers. Our international expertise complements the multidisciplinary nature of our research teams.
By establishing new angles of enquiry and, in some cases, new methodologies for research, RAND Europe brings fresh approaches and adds valuable contributions to traditional as well as new RAND research areas. Along with its work for Brussels-based organisations such as the European Commission, specific areas of policy research for RAND Europe include:
Preparing impact submissions for REF 2014: An evaluationMarch 25, 2015
Research summary describing our evaluation of the preparation process for the new impact element of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 by UK universities, to assess the process and identify improvements.
Assessing impact submissions for REF 2014: An evaluationMarch 25, 2015
Research summary describing our evaluation of the assessment process for submissions to the impact element of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 by UK universities, to explore strengths, weaknesses and implications for future similar exercises.
Innovation models for defenceMarch 4, 2015
The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) commissioned RAND Europe to conduct a study of innovation models and make recommendations on changes the MOD could make to better harness and absorb innovation from external sources.