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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.
Published commentary by RAND staff: Help for Homeless Women, in Washingtonpost.com.
Children who are exposed to violence can experience negative social and psychological effects both at the time of 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.
Past research has examined the relative impact of family and peers on adolescent behavior, but very little research has examined it in relation to youth dating violence.
Ending Violence curriculum has impact on teen norms, knowledge, and help-seeking proclivities that may aid in early intervention for dating violence.
Describes the challenges of launching and evaluating a successful school-based health program, with lessons learned from three projects that focus on intimate partner violence.
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.