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The Storm Has Arrived: Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

November 11th has been set aside to honor those who have served their country in the various branches of the military rarely a population that is recognized is the veterans sitting in jails and prisons.

Justice Policy Journal – Volume 10, Number 2 – Fall 2013

Articles on veterans, juvenile diversion program volunteers, court-ordered mentoring for adjudicated youth, pretrial publicity, and punishing racial and ethnic minority student athletes.

Veterans impacted by the criminal justice system
Veterans returning from war zones face copious challenges upon re-entering their communities and many encounter the criminal justice system in some capacity.  CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow, William (Bud) Brown conducts research on this issue.  In his recent paper, published in CJCJ's Justice Policy Journal (JPJ) earlier this year, Dr. Brown conducted a study finding that veterans with PTSD and alcohol dependency related to combat are more likely to be impacted by the criminal justice system. …
Children of war
I was simply going through my usual morning routine, scanning various media outlets on the Internet, when I checked Bob Herbert's latest column in the New York Times .   I suppose it was the title that prompted me to take a look: " A Fearful Price ." Herbert started the column by reporting on a conversation he had with a bright young student at Columbia University who "argued that a full-blown counterinsurgency effort, which would likely take many years and cost many lives, was the only way…
Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Returning Home -- Is this Vietnam Revisited or Vietnam Surpassed?
Returning Afghanistan and Iraq veterans are confronting unemployment, housing unavailability, domestic violence, substance abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injuries.  Regardless of the number of tours in a war zone these veterans have served, their second war begins following discharge from the military -- the war that begins when they return home. Although many of the challenges facing Afghanistan and Iraq veterans are similar to those confronted by Vietnam veterans…
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 5, Number 2 - Fall 2008
(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor Racial Disproportionality in the American Prison Population: Using the Blumstein Method to Address the Critical Race and Justice Issue of the 21st Century Guns and Homicide: Is the Instrument-Focused Approach to Deterrence Efficacious? Guards or Guardians? A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Parenting Styles in Juvenile Correctional Programs Criminal History on a "Need To Know" Basis: Employment Policies that Eliminate the Criminal History Box…

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