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RAND Center on Quality Policing
Article Type: Policing on the web From: Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, Volume 37, Issue 1.
In 1948, the RAND Corporation, whose name was derived from the words research and design was established as an independent and non-profit entity. It was given the mission of “furthering and promoting scientific, educational, and charitable purposes for the public welfare and security of the United States”. For the past 65 years, the RAND Corporation has doggedly been pursuing that mission by developing expertise and conducting research in, a wide array of academic and professional disciplines. One such discipline is the field of policing.
In 2006, the RAND Center for Quality Policing was created as a means of providing law enforcement professionals with the research needed to implement evidence-based improvements in the field of policing. The Center's research is primarily divided into four content areas: best practices, use of technology, measuring performance and agency planning.
The Center's many publications are available for download as a PDF via the RAND Center for Quality Policing web site (www.rand.org/jie/centers/quality-policing.html). The diversity of topics that RAND has investigated is truly staggering. For example, there are publications addressing the use of crime forecasting, limiting racial profiling in enforcing immigration laws, identifying barriers to diversity, as well as practices and factors associated with success in cold case investigations. The findings are presented in an easy to digest format and are written with the big picture of the field of policing in mind.
J.W. Carter II
Department of Sociology and Criminology, College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH, USA
About the author
Dr J.W. Carter II received his BA in Criminal Justice with a concentration in law enforcement in 1995 from the Marshall University in Huntington, WV. He completed his MS in criminal justice in 1997 which he also received from Marshall University. In 2011, Dr Carter completed his PhD in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati. His doctoral dissertation examined the responses of local law enforcement to the growing threat of internet crime. In 2012, Dr Carter became a certified instructor of the A.L.i.C.E. program. Since that time, Dr Carter and two of his colleagues have trained over 600 members of the Mount community to survive an active shooter situation. Dr Carter's current research focuses on developing innovative pedagogical approaches to criminal justice and criminology. He is also interested in internet crime. In his spare time, Dr Carter is an avid book collector who enjoys exploring dusty used book stores. Dr J.W. Carter II can be contacted at: mailto:James_Carter@mail.msj.edu