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Characteristics, institutional behaviour, and post-release outcomes of federal Veteran and non-Veteran men offenders

Introduction: Incarcerated Veterans are a unique subset of the Veteran population. They are more likely to be men, Caucasian, educated, and older than non-Veteran offenders. In addition, Veteran offenders are more likely to have committed violent offences and more likely…

Characteristics, institutional behaviour, and post-release outcomes of federal Veteran and non-Veteran men offenders

Introduction: Incarcerated Veterans are a unique subset of the Veteran population. They are more likely to be men, Caucasian, educated, and older than non-Veteran offenders. In addition, Veteran offenders are more likely to have committed violent offences and more likely…

Understanding ‘Negative Transitioning’ in British Ex-Service Personnel: End-of-Award Report

The report, Understanding ‘Negative Transitioning’ in British Ex-Service Personnel, was conducted by a research team from the Senator George J Mitchell Institute at Queen’s University Belfast led by Professor John Brewer. The study is one of the largest UK qualitative…

VetStar: Justice-Involved Veterans Successful Mental Health Diversion

Justice-involved veterans are a unique subpopulation with different mental health needs in pre-trial diversion than civilians. Veteran diversion can be challenging, creating evaluation issues at the program (i.e., development, implementation, outcomes), and individual (i.e., positive outcomes) levels. A case study…

Hazardous Duty: Investigating Resistance to Police at the Point of Arrest Among Incarcerated Military Veterans

The link between military service and crime has been a subject of investigation for several decades. Although research has examined the likelihood of arrest, incarceration, and recidivism across military cohorts, relatively little is known about the circumstances surrounding police contact…

Associations between justice involvement and PTSD and depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempt among post-9/11 veterans

Justice-involved veteran research remains largely limited to men and those using Veterans Health Administration (VHA) services. Research inclusive of women and those not using VHA care is critical to understanding mental health and suicide risk among justice-involved veterans. This study…

‘A veteran space’: A Military Integrated Nested Ecological Model to understand offending

In recent years there has been an increased focus on military veterans as a distinct population within the criminal justice system. The prevalence and nature of offending, alongside the mental health concerns of this group have dominated existing research, bringing…
Snapshot Criminal Justice System

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

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…