As one arm of the criminal justice system, law enforcement is responsible for maintaining social and public order. RAND research is relevant to many issues affecting law enforcement agencies in the United States, with a focus on public safety, quality policing and community policing, and the recruitment and retention of quality officers.
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Center on Quality Policing;
RAND Drug Policy Research Center;
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Journal Articles (34)
In a study supported by the National Institute of Justice, researchers found that substantial amounts of bullets and shotgun shells sold in Los Angeles are purchased by felons and others who are prohibited by law from buying ammunition.
Aside from a few groundbreaking studies, there has been little empirical exploration into the structure of American police organizations.
This study examines the reconstruction by the United Nations of Kosovo's internal security infrastructure from 1999 to 2004.
This study developed and assessed a measurement model to examine the implementation of community policing (COP).
The behavior of officers and suspects during encounters is influenced by the actions, comments, and demeanor of the other actor.
This article explores the debate regarding outpatient commitment, current state of research on its effect, and emerging policy issues in more recent outpatient commitment statutes.
The president of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf has promised to deal with the ongoing criminal activity going in the nation.
Research is an exploratory test of two hypotheses emerging from debates about how police behavior may influence domestic violence victim reporting.
Compared three groups of substance abuse clients drawn from a representative sample of community treatment facilities in a large metropolitan area.
Attention has been given to the debate regarding allowances for medical marijuana use since the 1996 California and Arizona ballot initiatives.
Law enforcement can play a valuable role within a harm reduction paradigm, but this possibility is often overlooked.
Police use of force has become an important public policy concern and topic of research during the past few years.
Data suggest that decriminalizing syringes and needles would likely result in reductions in the behaviors that expose IDUs to blood borne viruses.
Recipients of Social Security disability benefits with comorbid psychiatric problems lost benefits because they did not appeal or appeal was denied.