Yesterday’s Heroes, Today’s Villains? Former military personnel in prison.

Davies, Julie (2017) Yesterday’s Heroes, Today’s Villains? Former military personnel in prison. Prison Service Journal, 232. pp. 24-29. ISSN 0300-3558

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Abstract

Statistics indicate that former military personnel currently constitute the largest occupational category in the prison population. This article reflects on why so many ex-service personnel (overwhelmingly men) end up in custody, particularly in later life and particularly for violent offences Additionally, by drawing on the ideological construction of the soldier as ‘hero’, this article critically discusses why, and how, former military personnel can become forgotten or even shunned by society once they shift from ‘hero’ to ‘villain’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Military, prison, identity, PTSD
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Law and Criminology
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 15:28
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/9052

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