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Childhood Antecedents of Incarceration and Criminal Justice Involvement Among Homeless Veterans

Although criminal justice involvement and incarceration are common problems for homeless veterans, few studies have examined childhood risk factors for criminal justice involvement among veterans. This study examines the association between three types of childhood problems, family instability, conduct disorder…

On the Prevalence of Veteran Deaths in State Prisons

This article presents the first look at the prevalence of veteran deaths in state prisons using data from the National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP). We find that overall veterans are not statistically more likely than non veterans to die in…

Typologies of adverse childhood experiences and their relationship to incarceration in U.S. military veterans

Numerous studies have reported that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with negative psychosocial outcomes in adulthood, but no study has examined the different typologies of ACEs and the relationship of these with adult incarceration in military veterans. The current…

Characteristics, needs, and experiences of U.S. veterans on a specialized prison unit

The Veterans Service Unit (VSU) in Connecticut is one of several all-veterans prison units that are being created throughout the United States. This study examined the characteristics, needs, and experiences of veterans on the Connecticut VSU. This study utilized data…

A qualitative investigation into military veterans’ experiences in a problem-solving court: Factors that impact graduation rates

Veterans treatment courts (VTCs) are designed to offer a rehabilitative approach to criminal justice, focusing on treatment for mental health and substance use disorders. This qualitative study develops an in-depth understanding of a Midwestern VTC by asking participants (n =…