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Snapshot Criminal Justice System

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…

Snapshot Criminal Justice System Bullets

Bullets provide the key points of a Snapshot. 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…

Evaluation of The Positive Futures Programme 2016-2018

Positive Futures was developed to engage with working-age veterans who are struggling with transition from military to civilian life. Venture Trust is a national (Scotland) voluntary organisation delivering intensive wilderness experiences and community based life and social skills development programmes.…

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…

Veterans and violence: An exploration of pre-enlistment, military and post-service life

Despite growing criminological interest in the many ex-service personnel mired within the UK’s criminal justice system, there remains a paucity of qualitative research studies examining the (violent) veteran offender. In response, this paper mobilizes the voices of veterans to explore…

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…