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Effective Policing for 21st-Century Israel

by Robert C. Davis K. Jack Riley Claude Berrebi Steven W. Popper Andrew R. Morral Jessica Saunders Kristin J. Leuschner Shira Efron Boaz Segalovitz

Israel has changed dramatically in the past two decades. The Israel Police is transforming itself to meet the needs of modern Israel. The Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Finance, and the Israel Police asked RAND to conduct a study to address issues of public perceptions and trust in the police, benchmarking the police against other police organizations, performance measurement, and deterrence and crime prevention.

Estimating Terrorism Risk

by Henry H. Willis Terrence K. Kelly Andrew R. Morral Jamison Jo Medby

The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for protecting the United States from terrorism. It does so partly through the Urban Areas Security Initiative, though its distribution has been criticized for not reflecting risk. This monograph offers a practical definition of terrorism risk and a method for estimating it that addresses inherent uncertainties. It also demonstrates a framework for evaluating alternative risk estimates. Finally, it makes five recommendations for improving resource allocation.

Evaluation of the New York City Police Department Firearm Training and Firearm-Discharge Review Process

by Bernard D. Rostker Andrew R. Morral Carl Jensen William M. Hix Lawrence M. Hanser

In January 2007, New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly asked the RAND Corporation to examine the quality and completeness of the New York City Police Department's firearm-training program and identify potential improvements in it and in the police department's firearm-discharge review process. This monograph reports the observations, findings, and recommendations of that study.

Measuring Illegal Border Crossing Between Ports of Entry

by Henry H. Willis Peter Brownell Andrew R. Morral

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is responsible for controlling the flow of goods and people across the U.S. border, but compelling methods for producing estimates of the total flow of illicit goods or border crossings do not yet exist. This paper describes four innovative approaches to estimating the total flow of illicit border crossings between ports of entry. Each approach is sufficiently promising to warrant further attention.

Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military

by Andrew R. Morral Terry L. Schell Kristie L. Gore

The Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office asked the RAND Corporation to independently assess rates of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination in the military. This volume presents the results of methodological investigations into sources of potential bias in estimates produced from the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study for active- and reserve-component members in the U.S. military.

Understanding the Role of Deterrence in Counterterrorism Security

by Brian A. Jackson Andrew R. Morral

Deterrence--a central feature of counterterrorism security systems and a major factor in the cost-effectiveness of many security programs--is not well understood or measured. This paper offers a framework for understanding how security systems may deter or displace attacks and how to measure the relative deterrent value of alternative systems. This framework may aid in attempts to achieve increased security benefits with limited resources.

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