Accession Number : AD1035541

Title :   Back to the Future with the Uniform Code of Military Justice: The Need to Recalibrate the Relationship Between the Military Justice System, Due Process, and Good Order and Discipline

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command And Staff College, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s) : Ghiotto, Anthony J

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Report Date : 01 Apr 2014

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : In recent years, the military justice system has come under increased Congressional and public scrutiny. Driving much of this increased scrutiny is the issue of sexual assault. The dramatic increase in reported sexual assaults, coupled with the military's response, resulted in public officials calling for dramatic reform of the military justice system. These calls for reform included limiting, and even removing, the role commanders play in the military justice system. The military departments must proceed carefully, though, with these calls for reform. Dramatic reforms designed to correct the apparent flaws in the military justice system may in turn undermine the system. Any reform effort must be built upon a solid understanding of what underlying factors account for the increase in service member misconduct.

Descriptors :   military law , military personnel , military history

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE