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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…

Violent crime among Swedish military veterans after deployment to Afghanistan: a population-based matched cohort study

To investigate the incidence of violent crime conviction among Swedish military veterans after deployment to Afghanistan versus non-deployed comparators. The main outcome was first conviction of a violent crime, retrieved from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention Register until…

Sexual Offences in the Service Justice System 2018

Cases included in these statistics were either reported to the Service Police, referred to the Director of Service prosecutions or heard in the Court Martial between 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. Comparisons have been made to figures from…

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…