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January 3, 2007 News Release: RAND Evaluates Efforts to Improve Effectiveness and Human Rights Performance of Internal Security Forces in 4 Nations.
Examine symptomatology and mental health service use following students' contact with a large urban school district's suicide prevention program.
Evaluates the impact of Break the Cycle, a private, nonprofit organization that works with youth aged 12-22 to end domestic violence, on Latino youth in Los Angeles.
A comprehensive compilation of best practices for interventions for antisocial behavior, including effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis.
October 24, 2006 News Release: RAND Toolkit Identifies Programs for Long-Term Recovery Among Children Exposed to Significant Traumatic Events.
October 11, 2006 News Release: Troubled Cambodian Refugees Likely to Seek Help for Mental Health Problems, RAND Study Says.
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.