Public Safety

Featured

RAND work on public safety issues ranges from policing and prisons to violent crime and the illegal drug trade, as well as homeland security and emergency preparedness. RAND research helps inform policy debates that are often riddled with arguments driven not by evidence but by emotion and ideology.

  • Young man with hands clasped together. Photo by Kwest/Fotolia.com

    Commentary

    Is America's Crisis 'System' in Crisis?

    Jul 17, 2016

    The U.S. has made life-saving progress on crisis support for veterans. Now other suicide prevention services need help. The progress made by the VA could provide a blueprint for improving suicide prevention services for all Americans.

  • A police officer holds a pen and conducts a field sobriety test on a motorist, photo by Lisa F. Young/Fotolia

    Commentary

    Should Some Californians Lose Their 'License to Drink'?

    Jul 6, 2016

    In California, many efforts to reduce repeat drunken driving focus on the driving. What if the state targeted the “drunk” aspect instead?

Explore Public Safety