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Ex–military offenders and criminal justice

2013 March 15
by Mary Munro


“Soldiers more likely to be convicted of violent offences, report reveals” Guardian

Following posted on 9.12

“A Veteran in Custody Support Officer (VICSO) has been established in each Scottish prison, including privately managed Addiewell and Kilmarnock, to co‑ordinate activities and services. Veterans groups are encouraged to ‘reach in’ to ex‑military personnel to appraise them of the services and assistance they can provide to them and their families, while serving a custodial sentence and also, equally importantly, on release back into the community. It is a ‘sign posting’ initiative for those veterans who wish to avail themselves of the services on offer in respect to issues such as accommodation, pensions and finance, substance misuse and stress. Our Commitments

Following posted on 22.6.11

“Inquiry finds link between military veterans and crime” Guardian

Following posted on 31.3.10

“MSP calls for count of forces veterans held in Scottish jails” Evening News

Following posted on 8.3.10

“Combat veteran criminals must be kept out of prison, says MSP” Herald

See also

Lancet (March 2013) Violent offending by UK military personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan: a data linkage cohort study

Our Commitments. Scottish Government support for the armed forces community in Scotland (Sept.2012)

Howard League Inquiry into Former Armed Service Personnel in Prison (June 2011)

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