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Crime and its impact on public safety, public health, and economics are universal concerns. RAND research has informed criminal justice policy development at local, state, and national levels in the United States and Europe, particularly in the areas of juvenile crime, violence, and substance abuse, and has explored a range of topics from the drug trade and "insider" crimes to sexual assault and the cost-effectiveness of crime prevention.

  • Barbara Hytower, holding a photo of her daughter Jamila who was murdered in Myrtle Beach, stands with other members of South Carolina Mothers Against Violence before the start of a rally, February 25, 2016, photo by Randall Hill/Reuters

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    Domestic Warning Signs of Mass Shootings

    Aug 6, 2016

    After shootings, there is inevitably public debate over gun safety, constitutional rights, police tactics, terrorism, race, and politics. But these discussions rarely focus on a common factor among the perpetrators: a history of violence against women.

  • Police Constable Yasa Amerat poses for a photograph with a body-worn video (BWV) camera, before a year-long trial by the Metropolitan police, at Kentish Town in London, May 6, 2014, photo by Yui Mok/Reuters

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    Police Body Cameras: More Than Meets the Eye

    Oct 11, 2016

    Billions of dollars are spent worldwide on the rollout of police body cameras. There is an urgent need to understand whether the cameras help police and the public, and under what conditions they work best.

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