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Offending behaviour, mental health and welfare needs of veterans in liaison and diversion services

This project utilised data from 29 Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services across England from the period 2015-2016. Individuals can be referred to these services when they enter the Criminal Justice System (CJS), e.g. from police custody suites or magistrates’ courts,…

Association of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury With Aggressive Driving in Iraq and Afghanistan Combat Veterans

Purpose: Aggressive driving contributes to the high rates of postdeployment motor vehicle–related injury and death observed among veterans, and veterans cite problems with anger, aggressive driving, and road rage as being among their most pressing driving-related concerns. Both posttraumatic stress…

A Qualitative Exploration of the Experiences of Veterans Who Are Serving Sentences in Custody

The focus on veterans in research is not a novel topic; however, the majority of studies are related to trauma, employment, mental health, suicide, and substance misuse. The criminal justice system involvement with veterans is a topic that has yet…

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…

Military Veteran-offenders: Making sense of developments in the debate to inform service delivery

In a 2008 report by the National Association for Probation Officers3 it was estimated that in excess of 20,000 ex-service personnel were serving a sentence in either prison or the community in England and Wales. Since this report, we have…

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 Pilot Study to Support Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

Project Nova is a pilot model in Norfolk and Suffolk of an intervention, to reach veterans at the earliest point of contact following their arrest. This evaluation of Project Nova provides an insight into the needs of veteran offenders at…