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    The Science of Gun Policy: First Edition

    Mar 2, 2018

    What does the scientific evidence tell us about the effects of gun policies? Part of the RAND Gun Policy in America initiative, this report assesses the available evidence for the effects of commonly proposed gun laws on firearm deaths, violent crime, suicide, the gun industry, hunting and sport shooting, and other outcomes.

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    Informing the Gun Policy Debate

    Mar 2, 2018

    RAND's Gun Policy in America initiative provides information on what scientific research can tell us about the effects of gun laws. Our goal is to establish a shared set of facts that will improve public discussions and support the development of fair and effective gun policies.

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  • Hudson Line derailment recovery operations in New York

    Commentary

    Deadly Aftermath of 'Microsleep'

    Though “microsleep,” commonly referred to as “highway hypnosis,” may enter the public discourse most often when it's cited as the possible cause of a disaster like the Metro-North train wreck, it is responsible for fatal accidents on American highways every day.

    Dec 12, 2013

  • Visuals showing suppprt for marijuana legalization in Washington state and how tax revenues will benefit the community

    Commentary

    7 Key Questions on Marijuana Legalization

    Policymakers in Washington and Colorado are confronting some new and tricky issues that have never been addressed. For them, and for anyone else thinking about changing their pot laws, there are seven key decision areas that will shape the costs and benefits of marijuana legalization.

    Apr 26, 2013

  • A Glock 22 pistol is displayed at the Rocky Mountain Guns and Ammo store in Parker, Colorado, July 24, 2012

    Commentary

    Firearms and Gun Control: Many Questions, Some Answers

    Guns claim the lives of thousands of people in America every year. But the problem of gun violence is larger and much more complex than mass shootings. What does research say about how to reduce firearm-related deaths?

    Jan 17, 2013

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    No More Rights Without Remedies: An Impact Evaluation of the National Crime Victim Law Institute's Victims' Rights Clinics

    This report describes how representation from National Crime Victim Law Institute clinics affects the exercise of rights in individual cases, legislation, court rules, appellate decisions, and media reporting.

    Dec 27, 2012

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    Evaluation of the implementation of the Europol Council Decision and of Europol’s activities

    This report sets out findings from a wide-ranging evaluation of Europol -- the European Police Office. It examines Europol's capabilities, legal basis and activities, highlighting potential areas for reform in the forthcoming Europol Regulation.

    Jul 25, 2012

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    Periodical

    Beyond the Shadow of 9/11

    The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks warrants a thoughtful review of America's progress and future strategy. In this RAND Review cover story, RAND experts offer perspectives on Afghan-led solutions, ways to counter al Qaeda, air passenger security, and compensation for those affected by terrorism.

    Sep 1, 2011

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    Development of a European Crime Report: Improving safety and justice with existing crime and criminal justice data

    The European Commission seeks to develop a European Crime Report (ECR) to improve understanding of the EU crime and justice situation. RAND Europe researched the analytical and operational challenges and opportunities to developing an ECR.

    Aug 2, 2011

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    Measuring the Monetary Value of Lifesaving Programs

    This paper discusses five alternative approaches to valuation in life-saving and disability-saving programs and strengths and weaknesses of each.

    Jan 1, 1976

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    Meagan Cahill

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in geography, The University of Arizona; BA in geography, Mary Washington College

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    Andrew R. Morral

    Senior Behavioral Scientist, Director of the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research
    Education Ph.D. in psychology, New School for Social Research

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    Laura Patton

    Legislative Analyst
    Education M.A. in global security studies, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in government and history, Franklin & Marshall 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