Feb 2, 2021
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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RAND Justice Policy publications are categorized in the following issue areas; some publications are cross-listed in multiple categories:
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Systemic Cyber Risk and Aggregate Impacts February 18, 2021
High-profile attacks illustrate the potential for systemic cyber risk. We estimate the aggregate economic impact of firm-specific attacks finding potential large losses from downstream propagations.
This cross-sectional study examined how transaction sales limits on recreational cannabis translate to tetrahydrocannabinol doses among U.S. states allowing commercial cannabis sales as of January 1, 2020.
The opioid epidemic has claimed the lives of more than 450,000 Americans since 1999. Amid claims that the pharmaceutical industry used misleading tactics to downplay the known harms of prescription opioids, more than 2,000 plaintiffs have joined the largest civil trial in U.S. history: National Prescription Opiate Litigation (MDL 2804). In this symposium, experts discuss the opioid litigation and its effects on the future of mass litigation.
Confinement as a Two-Stage Turning Point: Do Changes in Identity or Social Structure Predict Subsequent Changes in Criminal Activity? February 2, 2021
We build from prior work on desistance and reentry, contrasting our findings and highlighting the unique insight gained from, as well as challenges of, measuring individual change within our two-stage turning point model.
When Is a Match Sufficient? A Score-based Balance Metric for the Synthetic Control Method February 2, 2021
In this study, we present metrics to help analysts determine whether they have a good enough match to conduct causal inference using synthetic control method.
COVID-19 Vaccine Cross-Border Liability and Compensation February 2, 2021
The first doses of newly approved vaccines for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are slowly rolling out to the public. A RAND virtual event focused on (1) facilitating global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and (2) preventing liability and compensation concerns from affecting the vaccine supply chain and public uptake of the vaccine.
This report provides preliminary findings on the Aerial Investigations Research pilot program, a Baltimore Police Department program in which manned aircraft equipped with cameras gathered evidence to support crime investigations. This pilot was designed to facilitate police investigations of four types of crime (homicides, nonfatal shootings, armed robberies, and carjackings) and ran from May through October 2020.
The Effect of Mandatory Insurer Reporting on Settlement Delay January 22, 2021
This article examines this problem empirically, using a rich, national data set of closed automobile bodily injury claims.
Methodological Challenges and Proposed Solutions for Evaluating Opioid Policy Effectiveness January 20, 2021
In this paper, we provide an overview of methodological challenges facing opioid policy researchers when conducting opioid policy evaluation studies using observational data, as well as some potential solutions to those challenges.
Australia's Third Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children, Priority Area 2: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women and Their Children — Final Report January 20, 2021
The authors discuss their evaluation of the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's Third Action Plan (3AP) of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children, and specifically 3AP's Priority Area 2: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women and Their Children. The report describes the research activities undertaken and analyses conducted and presents recommendations drawn from the evaluation findings.