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    Journal Article

    Youth Law Enforcement Experience Programs as a Potential Recruitment Pipeline

    A RAND research team identified more than 3,500 youth law enforcement experience programs and distilled lessons for law enforcement agencies that wish to develop such programs.

    Apr 5, 2024

    Dana Schultz, Richard H. Donohue, Rebecca Ann Lawrence, Joseph Coffee, Lois M. Davis

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    Report

    Evaluation of the California Multi-County Full Service Partnership Innovation Project

    This report describes an evaluation of the California Multi-County Full Service Partnership Innovation Project. There is evidence that the project led to improvements in processes and outcomes among the first cohort of six participating counties.

    Apr 4, 2024

    Nicole K. Eberhart, J. Scott Ashwood, Wendy Hawkins, Alison Athey, Stephanie Williamson, Alejandro Roa Contreras, Ryan K. McBain, Stacey Yi, Priya Gandhi

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    A Leader's Guide to Interoperability

    This brief summarizes RAND’s research on interoperability, provides guidance for military leaders to institute policies that prioritize interoperability, and explains how to include partners and monitor progress.

    Apr 4, 2024

    Christopher G. Pernin, Emily Eikey, Angela O'Mahony

  • Brochure

    Brochure

    The American Educator Panels Pricing Sheet: Taking the Pulse of America's Educators

    This pricing guide describes the American Educator Panels and provides costs for the various research options available.

    Apr 3, 2024

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    Report

    Addressing Stressors for National Guard Personnel: Insights From Leadership

    The authors explore the National Guard’s recent mission demands, identify the challenges that the pace of operations has created for Guard members and their families, and examine what service and support programs are in place to address these challenges.

    Apr 3, 2024

    Chaitra M. Hardison, Daniel B. Ginsberg

  • Taiwan President-elect Lai Ching-te and his running mate Hsiao Bi-khim wave as they hold a press conference after winning the elections, in Taipei, Taiwan, January 13, 2024, photo by Ann Wang/Reuters

    Journal Article

    Xi's Cross-Strait Policy in the "New Era"

    The January 2024 election of Lai Ching-te (William Lai) as president of Taiwan will likely make the Taiwan Strait an increasingly tense and dangerous environment, with potentially significant consequences for U.S. policy and strategy.

    Apr 3, 2024

    Derek Grossman, Cindy Zheng

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    Report

    Emerging Technology and Risk Analysis: Artificial Intelligence and Critical Infrastructure

    In this report, authors use their technology and risk assessment methodology to assess the risks that artificial intelligence–enabled critical infrastructure will face in the next ten years, drawing on literature on smart cities.

    Apr 2, 2024

    Daniel M. Gerstein, Erin N. Leidy

  • Tool

    Visualizing Firearm Mortality and Law Effects: An Interactive Web-Based Tool, Second Edition

    This tool provides users with information about the distribution of firearm deaths across states and demographic subgroups. Users can explore how those deaths might be affected by the implementation of a set of commonly enacted state firearm laws.

    Apr 2, 2024

    Andrew R. Morral, Terry L. Schell, Theo Jacobs, Rosanna Smart

  • Visualization

    Changes in State Firearm Mortality

    This visualization provides users with information about the rates of firearm deaths from homicides, suicides, and accidents in the United States from 1979 to 2020.

    Apr 2, 2024

    Andrew R. Morral, Terry L. Schell, Theo Jacobs, Rosanna Smart

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    Multimedia

    How Coherent are U.S. K–12 Instructional Systems?

    RAND researchers discuss critical findings from their research on coherence over the past several years. Leading thinkers in the field join as discussants to deepen the conversation and help identify directions for future research.

    Mar 29, 2024

    Julia H. Kaufman, Elaine Lin Wang, Emily Hodge, Thomas Hatch

  • Multimedia

    Multimedia

    Harnessing Quantum Technology for the Benefit of Society: How the U.S. and Japan are Moving Quantum Science Research from the Lab to Everyday Life

    RAND, in partnership with Japan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles and the Japan House Los Angeles, hosted a conference to enable scholars in the United States and Japan to share expertise in the realms of applied quantum technology.

    Mar 29, 2024

    Jeffrey W. Hornung, Edward Parker, Jay M. Gambetta, Eric Hudson, Prineha Narang, Kazahiro Gomi, Rikuto Fukumori, Celia Merzbacher, Akihisa Goban, Paul Lipman

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    Research Brief

    Coherence in K–12 Instructional Systems: What We Know and Where We Can Go

    The authors synthesize multiple studies to present a portrait of the extent of coherence in instructional systems in U.S. public schools and suggest improvements for clear direction that drives high-quality classroom practices and deep student learning.

    Mar 28, 2024

    Tiffany Berglund, Isabel Clay, Kate Giglio, Allyson D. Gittens, Julia H. Kaufman, Kate Kennedy, V. Darleen Opfer, Regena Pauketat, Morgan Polikoff, Jonathan Schweig, Daniel Silver, Elaine Lin Wang, Ashley Woo

  • Report

    Report

    Analysis of Alternative Uses for the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility

    In response to three fuel releases, the Secretary of Defense authorized the permanent closure of the Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in Hawaii. This report fulfills a congressional requirement to assess alternatives for reusing the site.

    Mar 28, 2024

    Stephen M. Worman, Alexis Levedahl, Brian Persons, Monika Cooper, Richard Guida, Robert Murphy, William A. Schmitt, Jackson Smith

  • Report

    Report

    Enhancing Cybersecurity and Cyber Resiliency of Weapon Systems: Expanded Roles Across a System's Life Cycle

    This report lays the foundation for managing cybersecurity and cyber resiliency of weapon systems throughout their life cycles and outlines the overall activities to ensure a weapon system meets all needs to operate in a cyber contested environment.

    Mar 28, 2024

    Don Snyder, Chad Heitzenrater

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Colorectal Cancer Screening With a Blood Test That Meets the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Coverage Decision

    This paper investigates whether novel blood-based biomarker tests that meet the current CMS coverage decision are cost-effective for colorectal cancer screening.

    Mar 28, 2024

    Rosita van den Puttelaar, Pedro Nascimento de Lima, Amy B. Knudsen, Carolyn M. Rutter, Karen M Kuntz, Lucie de Jonge, Fernando Alarid-Escudero, David A. Lieberman, Ann G. Zauber, Anne I. Hahn, John M. Inadomi, Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Commentary: Liquid Biopsy for Average-Risk Colorectal Cancer Screening

    The American Gastroenterological Association convened a workshop to summarize the evidence on emerging blood tests for CRC screening. This paper reports those findings and provides consensus statements from the workshop's expert panel.

    Mar 28, 2024

    David A. Lieberman, Aasma Shaukat, Folasade P. May, John M. Carethers, Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar, Uri Ladabaum, Timothy R. Church, Anjelica Davis, Chyke A. Doubeni, John M. Inadomi, Richard C. Wender, Pedro Nascimento de Lima, Rosita van den Puttelaar

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    Journal Article

    Analyzing the Effect of Crime-Free Housing Policies on Completed Evictions Using Spatial First Differences

    This article analyzes the effect of crime-free housing policies on evictions, using a spatial first difference design. The authors find these policies increase evictions in treated neighborhood block groups by 24.9%.

    Mar 28, 2024

    Max Griswold, Lawrence Baker, Sarah B. Hunter, Jason M. Ward, Cheng Ren

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    Report

    Improving the Security of Soft Targets and Crowded Places: A Landscape Assessment

    Researchers conducted a comprehensive landscape assessment of the attack threat to soft targets and crowded places and corresponding security measures in order to identify needs for improvement and recommended research and investment priorities.

    Mar 27, 2024

    John S. Hollywood, Keith Gierlack, Pauline Moore, Thomas Goode, Henry H. Willis, Devon Hill, Rahim Ali, Annie Brothers, Ryan Bauer, Jonathan Tran

  • Report

    Report

    Keeping Soft Targets and Crowded Places Safe from Mass-Casualty Attacks: Insights from a Landscape Assessment

    Soft targets and crowded places, such as schools, are accessible to large numbers of people and have limited security measures in place. Researchers assessed vulnerabilities and recommended investments and priorities to prevent future attacks.

    Mar 27, 2024

    John S. Hollywood, Keith Gierlack, Pauline Moore, Thomas Goode, Henry H. Willis, Devon Hill, Rahim Ali, Annie Brothers, Ryan Bauer, Jonathan Tran

  • Report

    Report

    Improving Assessments in Emergency Management: Analysis of the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment and the Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency requires two assessments for participation in certain grant programs. Researchers report their findings from a thorough review of the assessment processes and potential improvements to those processes.

    Mar 27, 2024

    Jason Thomas Barnosky, Andrew Lauland, Jessica Jensen, Susan A. Resetar, Sara Stullken, Jay Balagna, R. J. Briggs, Christy Foran, Emily Hoch, Kristin J. Leuschner, Karen M. Sudkamp, Rachel Steratore