The Military as a Bridging Environment in Criminal Careers: Differential Outcomes of the Military Experience

  title={The Military as a Bridging Environment in Criminal Careers: Differential Outcomes of the Military Experience},
  author={Leana A. Bouffard},
  journal={Armed Forces \& Society},
  pages={273 - 295}
Little research has examined the relationship between military service and criminal behavior, and what few studies exist have included a basic comparison of a group of men with military service and a group without service. This strategy fails to consider how the military experience may differ for different individuals. This study examines whether the relationship between military service and criminal behavior depends on sociodemographic characteristics. Results from the National Longitudinal… 

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