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August 15, 2006 News Release: RAND Book By Brian Michael Jenkins Proposes Anti-Terrorism Strategy and Defends Civil Liberties.
July 17, 2006 News Release: RAND Study Finds No Evidence of Racial Bias in Federal Prosecutors' Decisions to Seek Death Penalty from 1995-2000.
Published commentary by RAND staff: Cities Should Enlist Business in Their Battle Against Crime.
Children who are exposed to violence can experience negative social and psychological effects both during the exposure and throughout their lives. The Safe Start Evaluation Project strives to find effective programs to improve children's well-being.
This research brief summarizes research to create Getting To Outcomes (GTO), a science-based model and support tools to help local groups develop or improve substance-use-prevention programs.
Under what circumstances are spouses more or less likely to engage in aggressive behaviors?
Acculturation may be a risk factor for repeat DUI convictions.
This paper presents the results of a study of a similar gun-crime-reduction effort in Indianapolis.
This study investigated associations of substance use, relationship abuse and HIV self-protective behavior with unprotected sex among 290 impoverished women with a non-cohabitating primary partner.
Published commentary by RAND staff: Biometrics in the War on Terror in United Press International.
This research brief describes work documented in “Early Predictors of Adolescent Violence,” American Journal of Public Health.
RAND Safety and Justice conducts research and analysis on policing, law enforcement, and corrections; crime, gangs, and violence prevention; drug abuse and drug policy; administration of justice; and occupational and transportation safety.
Published commentary by RAND staff: Democracy's Defense: Values and Justice in the Baltimore Sun.
Published commentary by RAND staff: In Iraq's Prisons, Try a Little Tenderness appearing in the New York Times.
Published commentary by RAND staff.
RAND Finds Imprisoned Low-Level Drug Offenders in Arizona and California Typically Could Have Faced More Serious Charges
Examines the characteristics of California and Arizona offenders who ultimately ended up in prison on low-level drug charges.
This study explores suicide rates as a quality measure and identifies risk factors for suicide among psychiatric inpatients.
Between the mid-1980s and early 1990s, there was an unprecedented growth in youth homicides.
Criminologists have long recognized that offending and victimization share common ground.