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Criminal Justice System Animation

Snapshots are designed to aid understanding of the complex issues at play in relation to the Armed Forces, and to support decision-making processes by bridging the gaps between academic research, government and charitable policy, service provision and public opinion. Snapshots…

From Defender to Offender: British Female Ex-Military Re-Joining Civilian Society

This chapter considers the problems that the ex-military experience when returning to civilian life. It examines the narratives of two female former soldiers who have committed offences, unable to sustain a productive role in the ‘real’ world where individuals have…

Youth Offending in Military-Connected Children

Early youth offending, including violent behaviour and delinquency, are risk factors for serious criminal behaviour and social, educational, and health problems in youth and later adulthood. On average, a serious and persistent youth offender costs society between US$1,000,000 and US$5,000,000.…

Veterans Factsheet 2020

Veterans are defined as anyone who has served for at least one day in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve) or Merchant Mariners who have seen duty on legally defined military operations.

A Needs Assessment of Veterans in Custody, their Families & Children: Executive Summary

There is very limited (and no recent) qualitative research which demonstrates the two-fold impact of veteran status alongside imprisonment on veterans as family members or their families. This needs assessment will build on the research that has already been conducted…

Veterans in Custody and their Families: Leaflet for Families

There is very limited (and no recent) qualitative research which demonstrates the two-fold impact of veteran status alongside imprisonment on veterans as family members or their families. This needs assessment will build on the research that has already been conducted…

Risk and protective factors for offending among UK Armed Forces personnel after they leave service: a data linkage study

Background A proportion of ex-military personnel who develop mental health and social problems end up in the Criminal Justice System. A government review called for better understanding of pathways to offending among ex-military personnel to improve services and reduce reoffending.…

Ex-service personnel in the prison population, England and Wales

“Have [you] been a member of the armed services?” – the wording of the question captures those who reported serving in any armed service organisation around the world, not just those serving in the UK Armed Forces. It also captures…

Focus On: Armed Forces Charities in the Criminal Justice System

The armed forces charity sector often comes under fire for containing ‘too many’ charities (Haynes, 2017). Yet, DSC’s Focus On reports have shown that when the sector is analysed by topic of support, a relatively small number of charities are…

An evaluation of the Essex violence against women and girls perpetrator pathway

The UK legal framework and strategies aimed at reducing and preventing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) have developed significantly in the UK over the past two decades. In 2017, the Home Office launched a £17million, three-year VAWG Service Transformation…