RAND Europe, commissioned by the Dutch government’s Research and Documentation Centre, at the request of the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, conducted a review of international approaches to police performance measurement.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and His Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service jointly commissioned RAND Europe to conduct a research study to examine and evaluate how drug testing regimens and incentivised substance free living wings are implemented in prisons in England and Wales.
Achieving impact from evidence centres is feasible, but active engagement with stakeholders throughout the process is central, as is recognition that decisions on policy and practice are complex processes where evidence is important but not the sole factor.
RAND Europe examined three topics that could be considered ‘tools’ that member states can deploy in the fight against organised crime, in line with the aims of the 2021–2025 EU Strategy to Tackle Organised Crime.
RAND Europe, in partnership with Get the Data and Skills for Justice, has been commissioned by the Ministry of Justice to conduct a study on how police in England and Wales use Out of Court Disposals (OOCDs) to support adults with health-related vulnerabilities.
CEPOL is the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training – an agency of the European Union dedicated to training law enforcement officials that is based in Budapest, Hungary. RAND Europe and Ernst & Young (EY) assessed the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and EU-added value of CEPOL and its working practices.
Preventive methods to fight organised crime focus on addressing the underlying causes and factors. Researchers found that preventive instruments tend to focus on situational prevention, and that there is little robust evidence on the effectiveness of these instruments in the field of organised crime.
At the request of the European Commission and to inform proposals to revise EU legislation, RAND Europe is evaluating the 2011 EU directive on preventing human trafficking and outlining the priority areas for improvement.
Although EU member states are generally compliant with national rules on smoke-free environments and tobacco-related advertising, some areas require closer scrutiny, including protecting children from the harms of smoking.
There is considerable variation among the criminal-history information systems of Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States regarding how they approach the collection, management, and uses of criminal-history information through their national information systems.
To capture the total volume of the illicit tobacco trade in the EU and member states, as well as distinguish between the legal and illegal market, types of tobacco products, and types of illicit trade, researchers propose a combination of five methods and three cross-validating resources.
An evaluation of NHS England's Liaison and Diversion programme found that it successfully engages people with a broad range of vulnerabilities and halves their likelihood of receiving a custodial sentence.
The aggregate annual revenues of the nine main criminal markets in the EU ranged from €92 to €188 billion in 2019, according to research that examined the scale, actors, modus operandi and trends in these markets.