At this October 2013 event, Henry Willis, director of the RAND Homeland Security and Defense Center, moderated a panel discussion on U.S. efforts to strike a balance among privacy, security, and liberty.
Law enforcement agencies should be required to collect data that can be used to monitor the implementation of state and local immigration enforcement laws, to ensure that they are applied in a race-blind manner.
Perceived threats to liberty by the military-industrial complex that gave great cause for concern in the past have given way to fears of a security state, which has fueled perception of a perpetual danger requiring endless war.
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Police stops of pedestrians and vehicles, while an important tool in police work, can fuel tensions if not handled properly. Law enforcement agencies must develop plans to address the disparities and tensions that result from their efforts, write K. Jack Riley and Greg Ridgeway.
The recent decision to conduct random searches of backpacks and packages carried by passengers on New York and Boston subways, commuter trains, and buses has provoked controversy. Americans want better security, but remain wary about how it is provided.
While the new Iraqi constitution is relatively forward leaning with respect to women's issues, international attention should maintain focus on the emerging code of law and the manner of implementation, to secure women's equity under its code.
Examines how concern over illegal Mexican migration has resulted in judicial and statutory responses that constrain the constitutional and civil rights of Chicanos. The author reviews major Supreme Court decisions which resulted in judicial approval...
The car bombs that last month killed 52 people and wounded more than 150 in Mumbai are the latest and deadliest manifestation of a widening Islamic terrorist campaign in India. The campaign may signal an important new centre of terrorist activity and needs to be closely watched by governments around ...
In order to improve its training and ultimately its performance, the Los Angeles Police Department needs to forge a new sense of professionalism among its officers, according to a RAND report released today.
Describes how the addition of a new responsibility to the Title IV mandate — the delivery of services to eliminate sex discrimination in school districts — has affected the ongoing Title IV mission of assisting the process of racial desegregation ...
Discusses the major findings and recommendations of a study evaluating Title IV operations, which provide technical assistance and training services to school districts in various stages of desegregation.
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