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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.…

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…

Offending behaviour, health and wellbeing of military veterans in the criminal justice system

Background A small but significant proportion of military veterans become involved in the criminal justice system (CJS) after leaving service. Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services aim to identify vulnerable offenders in order to provide them with the health/welfare support they…

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.…

Sexual Harassment Report 2018: Speak Out

This research contributes to the agreement signed between the Ministry of Defence and the Equal Opportunities Commission (now incorporated into the Equality and Human Rights Commission), which concluded on 3 July 2008. Under the agreement, research into sexual harassment in…