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    Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military: Volume 1. Design of the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study

    This volume documents the methodology used in the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study, an independent assessment of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination in the U.S. military.

    Dec 4, 2014

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    Initial Results from Major Survey of U.S. Military Sexual Assault, Harassment

    The DoD selected RAND to conduct a congressionally-mandated study that estimates the number of U.S. service members who experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, or gender discrimination in the past year. Approximately 170,000 service members, or 30 percent of the 560,000 invited, answered questions for the study, one of the largest of its kind.

    Dec 4, 2014

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    Targeting Alcohol Misuse: A Promising Strategy for Reducing Military Sexual Assaults?

    There has been growing concern about both sexual assault and alcohol misuse in the U.S. military. Research on civilians may provide guidance for efforts to reduce alcohol misuse as part of a larger strategy targeting sexual assault in the military.

    Oct 31, 2014

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    First Steps Toward Addressing DR Congo's Rape Crisis

    An effort to address atrocities against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo has fallen short of advocates' hopes for justice. With its focus on criminal prosecution, the strategy failed to consider the weak infrastructure of the judicial system, left victims' needs unmet, and did little to address prevention.

    Jun 11, 2014

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    Maria DeYoreo

    Education postdoc in statistics, Duke University; Ph.D. in statistics, University of California, Santa Cruz; B.S. in mathematical sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara

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    Lisa H. Jaycox

    Senior Behavioral Scientist; Director, RAND-Initiated Research
    Education Ph.D. in clinical psychology, M.A. in psychology, University of Pennsylvania; B.A. in biology/psychobiology, Brown University

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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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    Terry L. Schell

    Senior Behavioral Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in social psychology, M.A. in psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara; B.A. in psychology, Reed College

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    Sierra Smucker

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in public policy analysis, Duke University; M.Sc. in social policy research, London School of Economics

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    Lisa Wagner

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in psychology, American University; M.S. in justice, law, and society, American University