Evil & Expediency…

“No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.” Theodore Roosevelt (1858 to 1919) The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He also served as the 25th Vice President of… Read More

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Understanding the Occurrence & Nature of Violence in the Military

Research Paper Title At Risk for Violence in the Military. Abstract Understanding the occurrence and nature of violence in the military entails appreciating: Military culture; The sociology and demographics of its personnel; Military training; Combat experiences; and Injuries and illnesses that veterans suffer. The military is grounded in the principles and practice of conducting violent… Read More

Linking Military Service & the Risk of Being Arrested/Convicted of Non/Violent Crimes & Destructive Behaviour

Research Paper Title Altering the Life Course: Military Service and Contact with the Criminal Justice System. Background Using data taken from the 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, the researchers examine the relationship between military service and contact with the criminal justice system. Methods & Results Drawing on the life course concept of a turning… Read More

Research: Active Combat, Criminal Violence & Military Personnel

When researchers linked a large cohort of UK military personnel to a national criminal records database they found that 11.0% (1369/12359) of them had a conviction for violent crime before, during, or after their service. Lifetime prevalence of violent offending was particularly high in men under 30 years (521/2728; 20.6%). Active combat (hazard ratio 1.53,… Read More