Homeland Security and Public Safety


RAND conducts analyses and makes recommendations to strengthen the U.S. Department of Homeland Security across its full set of missions to prevent terrorism and enhance security, secure and manage America's borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard and secure cyberspace, and strengthen preparedness and resilience. In the area of public safety, RAND research addresses drug policy, crime, prison reform, and prisoner reentry, and other topics.

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    Advancing the U.S. Coast Guard's Global Impact

    The U.S. Coast Guard is in high demand globally, engaging with over 160 countries on every continent and in every ocean. The service could better meet its strategic goals through enhanced internal coordination and prioritization of its international affairs efforts, as well as increased resources.

    Jan 18, 2024

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    California Just Banned 'Crime-Free' Housing. Here's Why Other States Should Too

    Crime-free housing policies target low-income and minority renters for eviction and violate their civil rights. That's bad enough. But they also fail to reduce crime. At worst, they're a harmful form of discrimination that leads to more crime and homelessness.

    Jan 5, 2024

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