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Preventing violent crime involves not only traditional law enforcement and criminal justice but also an integrated, long-term approach that addresses the root causes and drivers of crime. RAND researchers several aspects of safety and justice, including policing, mental health care, gun control, and more.

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    Improving the Security of Soft Targets and Crowded Places

    Attacks on U.S. soft targets and crowded places are rare for a country of more than 330 million people, but they still result in significant loss of life and generate widespread fear. A layered approach to security helps improve the chances that an attack will be stopped or mitigated.

    Mar 27, 2024

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    Countering the Drone Threat to U.S. Correctional Security

    Drones are used to send contraband such as drugs and cell phones into correctional institutions. In some cases, they have been used to deliver weapons and tools to facilitate escape. Securing airspace and interdicting drone incursions are relatively new and complex challenges that must be addressed.

    Mar 13, 2024

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