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.

  • The east front of the U.S. Capitol seen through a shattered door on January 7, 2021, the day after the riot, photo by Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images


    Violent Extremism in America: Pathways to Deradicalization

    Sep 8, 2021

    Ideologically inspired violence is a serious threat to U.S. national security. Research on effective strategies to fight it has often failed to engage the people who might know best: those who have lived that life and left it behind. Researchers partnered with antiextremism support groups to change that.

  • A man holds a placard reading “Asian Americans are Americans” during the National Day of Action rally in Flushing, New York, March 27, 2021, photo by Ron Adar/SOPA Images/Sipa USA via Reuters


    Addressing Anti-Asian Racism: Q&A with Lu Dong and Jennifer Bouey

    Sep 8, 2021

    Lu Dong, Jennifer Bouey, and their RAND colleagues are working to examine how Asian American and Pacific Islander communities are responding to the surge in hate against their communities, and how research can help.

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