Jan 31, 2020
Justice Policy Publications
Publications from the RAND Justice Policy program cover topics related to public safety and the performance of the U.S. criminal justice system for federal law enforcement and other agencies, police departments, and other clients.
RAND Justice Policy also conducts research on topics related to civil justice through the RAND Institute of Civil Justice (ICJ).
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The authors describe illustrative instances of human-made disasters in which the potentially responsible party (PRP) offered early assistance to the affected community. The authors also explore the benefits and drawbacks of such assistance in stakeholders' eyes and examine potential approaches that policymakers might want to take in encouraging PRPs to provide early assistance.
Identifying Law Enforcement Needs for Conducting Criminal Investigations Involving Evidence on the Dark Web October 29, 2019
With the advent of the dark web, criminals can conduct their activities in ways that are difficult for law enforcement to discover, monitor, and investigate. This report describes the findings of an expert workshop of federal, state, and local law enforcement practitioners and researchers who explored how law enforcement agencies should conduct criminal investigations while dealing with evidence on the dark web.
Leveraging Technology to Enhance Community Supervision: Identifying Needs to Address Current and Emerging Concerns October 28, 2019
An expert workshop of correctional administrators and researchers explored how technology can be used to address key challenges faced by community corrections agencies. Participants recommended developing best practices for leveraging technology to improve officer safety, improve officer competencies, facilitate positive offender behaviors, hold offenders accountable, and improve agencies' operational effectiveness.
Urban Religious Congregations' Responses to Community Substance Use: An Exploratory Study of Four Cases October 22, 2019
This paper explores the characteristics of congregation-based substance abuse disorder treatment programs in a diverse sample of urban religious congregations.
Systemic Cyber Risk and Aggregate Impacts September 27, 2019
Contributes a theoretical framework and constructs a quantitative model to study systemic cyber risk and aggregate impacts.
Randomized Clinical Trial Examining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Individuals With a First-Time DUI Offense September 24, 2019
The current study aims to elucidate the effectiveness of the services DUI programs provide compared to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to prevent impaired driving.
College Attendance Type and Subsequent Alcohol and Marijuana Use in the U.S. September 24, 2019
This study examines the associations between college attendance and subsequent alcohol and marijuana use behaviors at multiple ages during young adulthood and adulthood, while rigorously controlling for baseline differences by college type.
Uruguay's Middle-Ground Approach to Cannabis Legalization September 23, 2019
This article discusses cannabis legalization in the Western Hemisphere, specifically Uruguay and the United States.
Triangulating Web & General Population Surveys: Do Results Match Legal Cannabis Market Sales? September 20, 2019
This paper combines complementary attributes of web and general population surveys to estimate cannabis consumption and spending in Washington State.
Big Data on a Big New Market: Insights from Washington State's Legal Cannabis Market September 20, 2019
This article examines the cannabis market in Washington state post-legalization, and the variety of products available to consumers.