This ‘Research in Brief’ focuses on a specific aspect of a research study into veteran offenders, including 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. Recent research has confirmed that veteran offenders are older at admission to federal custody and are more likely to commit a violent offence, particularly a sex-related offence, and have greater mental health needs than non-veterans.1 In addition, veteran offenders have more stable institutional behaviour and better post-release outcomes than nonveterans.2 Little is known, however, about how veteran offenders differ based on the duration of their service.
Farrell MacDonald, S. and Cram, S., 2020. What is the Impact of Duration of Service for Veteran Men Offenders? Research Brief prepared for Correctional Service Canada.