Characteristics of Men Offenders who Self-Reported Veteran Status

December, 2020

This ‘Research in Brief’ summary focuses on a specific aspect of a research study into veteran offenders in Canada by providing an examination of their institutional behaviour and post-release experiences. The full report is available to read here.


The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has a partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) to support veterans involved with the federal correctional system. Previous research indicates that veterans are older than non-veterans and have unique needs with respect to personal/emotional issues and antisocial attitudes, with a third having a history of sexual offending.1 This study was undertaken to update our knowledge of the characteristics of federal veteran offenders.

Full Reference

Farrell MacDonald, S. and Cram, S., 2020. Characteristics of Men Offenders who Self-Reported Veteran Status. Research Brief prepared for Correctional Service Canada.

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