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  • Medical Care Provided to California's Injured Workers: Monitoring System Performance Using Administrative Data May 16, 2018

    This report provides a framework for understanding changes in medical spending levels and provides the results from RAND's analysis of Workers' Compensation Information System data for 2007–2012. It establishes a baseline that can be used in a future study to evaluate the impact of the Senate Bill 863 provisions.

  • Identifying Law Enforcement Needs for Access to Digital Evidence in Remote Data Centers April 23, 2018

    Law enforcement increasingly needs to have access to data residing in remote data centers, and investigators face multiple barriers in this process. Researchers discuss the scope of the challenges, summarize the discussion of an expert panel, and provide a list of needs identified and prioritized by the panel to help inform the concerned communities and stakeholders.

  • The Road to Zero: A Vision for Achieving Zero Roadway Deaths by 2050 April 19, 2018

    Imagine that, in 2050, not a single person in the United States dies in a traffic crash. This report describes how changes in policy, technology, and social norms can substantially improve road safety, and the steps that can be taken to set the United States on the road to zero deaths from traffic crashes by 2050.

  • The Road to Zero: Executive Summary: A Vision for Achieving Zero Roadway Deaths by 2050 April 19, 2018

    Imagine that, in 2050, not a single person in the United States dies in a traffic crash. This executive summary to The Road to Zero: A Vision for Achieving Zero Roadway Deaths by 2050, describes how changes in policy, technology, and social norms can substantially improve road safety, and the steps that can be taken to set the United States on the road to zero deaths from traffic crashes by 2050.

  • Strategies to Mitigate the Impact of Electronic Communication and Electronic Devices on the Right to a Fair Trial April 10, 2018

    The Priority Criminal Justice Needs Initiative convened a panel, including judges, lawyers, educators, and other experts, to identify ways that electronic communication can impact the right to a fair trial and to recommend strategies to protect witnesses from intimidation and jurors from compromising their independence. The panel proceedings and recommendations are presented in this report.

  • Is Climate Restoration an Appropriate Climate Policy Goal? April 6, 2018

    This report offers an initial exploration of the concept of climate restoration — that is, approaches that seek to return atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases to preindustrial levels within one to two generations. Authors explore the conditions under which it might be possible to achieve various climate restoration goals. This report also examines near-term actions that might help manage associated risks.