The aim of the review was to identify the reasons for ex-service personnel ending up in the justice system, to look at the support provided to them and how that support could be improved. The review found that life in the armed forces is generally a positive experience for the individuals concerned and a protective factor, meaning that veterans are less likely than the general population to commit criminal offences. It recommends 15 actions that could help the small minority of the ex-armed forces that go on to commit offences.
Phillips, S., 2014. Former Members of the Armed Forces and the Criminal Justice System. Available at: <https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/389964/former-members-of-the-armed-forces-and-the-criminal-justice-system.pdf>.