Ex‐armed forces personnel in prison: Where do we stand?


Editorial about veterans in the criminal justice system.


It is arguable that, as a society, we owe a debt to those who have served for their country in the armed forces. But what happens when some of this group end up in prison? Does this debt still stand? What do we know about this group? Could prison provide an opportunity for comprehensive service provision and better health outcomes and, alongside this, facilitate full inclusion and reintegration into society? In these circumstances, does prison have potential to reduce the likelihood of reoffending?

Full Reference

Wainwright, V. Shaw, J. McDonnell, S., Lennox, C. and Senior, J. (2016). Ex-armed forces personnel in prison: Where do we stand?, Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health Vol:26, p.1-5.