Research and analysis

The needs of ex-service personnel in the criminal justice system

Reports on the rehabilitative needs of ex-service personnel in the criminal justice system.

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These reports were produced by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to inform the independent review (Phillips, 2014) into the rehabilitation needs of ex-service personnel convicted of criminal offences and given a custodial or community sentence.

Findings are presented from a rapid evidence assessment (REA) of the current evidence base on the needs of UK and US ex-service personnel in the criminal justice system (CJS). The provisions that are available to UK ex-service personnel in the CJS, and evidence from the US on what works in rehabilitating this group of offenders are also considered.

The summary report presents findings on the number of, and needs of ex-service personnel subject to Community Orders using survey data from the Offender Management Community Cohort Study (OMCCS) and ex-service personnel in prison using data from the Resettlement Surveys (RS). The report considers whether ex-service personnel have specific needs which differ from the general offending population.

Published 21 December 2014