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Exploring Life-Course and Day-to-Day Experiences of Military Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $95,831)

This study is designed to build upon existing scholarship by extensively examining the lives of a sample of veterans on probation in Illinois. This study has three specific objectives: (1) explore the life-course experiences of veteran offenders in relation to deviant behavior, substance use, relationship quality, violence, mental health/illness, military experience, and criminal involvement; (2) document the day-to-day lives of veteran offenders, gauging how their days are structured, and examine how daily life impacts psychological well-being, fluctuation of emotional state, and individual behavior; and (3) explore the lives of veteran offenders through the viewpoint of family/social network members to investigate how deviance impacts family systems. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 18, 2016