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

BANKS, James and ALBERTSON, Katherine (2018). Veterans and violence: an exploration of pre-enlistment, military and post-service life. European Journal of Criminology. (In Press)

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Abstract

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 mobilises the voices of veterans to explore the key life events that can shape their offending behaviour. Countering reductionist explanations of violent crime committed by ex-service personnel, we contend that veterans' violence may be rooted within personal biographies and psyches, conditioned by military experiences and represent the psychosocial consequences of the socio-economic transformations of advanced capitalism.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Law and Criminology Research Group
Departments: Development and Society > Law and Criminology
Identification Number: 10.1177/1477370818764825
Depositing User: James Banks
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2018 16:07
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 18:03
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18224

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