In this Critical Opportunities presentation, James Anderson, JD, from RAND Corporation, explains how city blocks that have some land parcels zoned for residential use experience substantially less crime than blocks that are zoned only for commercial or industrial uses. He suggests encouraging residential zoning in commercial areas as a way to reduce crime.
This map identifies and displays key features of laws that seek to prevent traumatic brain injuries (concussions) in youth sports. The map includes laws in effect from 50 states and the District of Columbia from January 2009 to July 2017.
Public Health Management Corporation/National Nurse-Led Care Consortium
This LawAtlas map shows state statutes and regulations that address health departments’ ability to release and use personally identifiable information for communicable disease cases to promote public health and coordinate care.
This dataset examines some of the characteristics of laws and regulations governing reporting requirements, database access, data retention, and penalties for unlawful disclosure of data for US prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP).
This set of six LawAtlas maps outline the current state of statutes and regulations governing oil and gas drilling and development activities as they relate to water quality and water quantity. The maps cover the use of water and five stages of development: permitting, design & construction; well drilling; well completion; production and operation; and reclamation.
This dataset includes information on laws that authorize formal overdose prevention programs; prescriptions to people who are not themselves at risk of overdose, but may be in contact with someone who is; and possession and administration of naloxone by lay people.
This dataset examines which U.S. states have Good Samaritan laws, and outlines various characteristics of those laws, including how those laws protect citizens from controlled substance possession laws, alcohol related crime laws, drug paraphernalia laws, and probation and parole violations, as well as whether Good Samaritan laws are considered a mitigating factor in sentencing.