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RAND research on criminal justice examines such topics as drug policy, counterterrorism, DNA evidence, security trade-offs, victims' rights, and much more.

  • A man shakes a woman's hand at a job fair in Clarksville, Tennessee, March 6, 2020, photo by Casey Williams/Clarksville Now

    Research Brief

    A More Accurate Way to Predict Recidivism Risk in Background Checks

    Jan 6, 2022

    Roughly 30 percent of people in the United States have criminal histories, so exclusions resulting from background checks can foreclose job and other opportunities for many. But what if it were possible to show that some people pose a low risk of recidivism?

  • Inmate Marvin Worthy uses his JPay tablet device inside the East Jersey State Prison in Rahway, New Jersey, July 12, 2018, photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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    Leveraging Technology to Support Prisoner Reentry

    May 3, 2022

    How can technology help ease the transition from jails or prisons back into the community—and ensure better outcomes for individuals who have been incarcerated?

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    Alex Sizemore

    Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
    Education M.Pl. in urban planning, University of Southern California; M.A. in curatorial studies in the public realm, University of Southern California; B.A. in art history, University of California, Berkeley

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    Rosanna Smart

    Economist; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. in economics, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in economics, Pomona College

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    Joshua Snoke

    Statistician
    Education Ph.D. in statistics, Pennsylvania State University; B.S. in mathematics, economics, Wheaton College

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    Susan M. Sohler Everingham

    Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in applied mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in mathematics and biology, Williams College

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    Danielle Sobol

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A. in international development practice, Columbia University; B.A. in history, The University of Wisconsin - Madison

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    Lucy Strang

    Research Leader
    Education M.S.Sc. in applied anthropology and participatory development, Australian National University; L.L.B., Australian National University; B.A. in English and history, Australian National University

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    Michael J. D. Vermeer

    Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in chemistry, Northwestern University; B.S. in chemistry, Calvin College

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    Monica Williams

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Education PhD in sociology, Texas A&M University; MA in criminal justice, Southern University at New Orleans; BA in history, University of New Orleans