Justice Policy

How do we create a justice system that is fairer, more efficient, and more effective?

With broad cross-disciplinary expertise, the RAND Justice Policy Program addresses public safety and the performance of the civil and criminal justice system for federal and state agencies, local police departments, and the private sector.

The program addresses key policy issues in the criminal and civil justice systems: effective policing, extremism, access to justice, border security, corrections reform and recidivism, drug policy, the courts, and the role of corporate ethics and accountability.

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Key Topics

  • Policing, law enforcement, and corrections
  • Violence and victimization
  • Substance abuse and drug policy
  • Access to justice, liability, insurance, courts, and governance
  • Injury and disaster compensation
  • Emerging technologies and the justice system

We have over 40 years of experience in justice policy research

RAND Institute for Civil Justice

Established in 1979, the Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ) is the original justice policy center at RAND. ICJ is dedicated to making the civil justice system more efficient and equitable through objective, analytic research.

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Research Centers and Portfolios

In addition to ICJ, Justice Policy research is done across three centers and multiple research streams. Funding comes from public, private, and philanthropic sectors.

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