Examination of Psychosocial Factors in Offender and Non-Offender Army Populations by Combat Experience and Offense Type
ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL FORT RUCKER United States
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Background The present study examines psychosocial characteristics in two main ways first, through comparing offender and non-offender Soldiers with and without combat experience, and second, by contrasting military offenders of both violent and sexual crimes to other military offenders. Method This study compared de-identified, archival prisoner data obtained from the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks USDB and data from U.S. Army Soldiers without criminal histories. The data collected from non-offender Soldiers paralleled the USDB intake and risk assessment battery completed by the offenders. It included assessments of intelligence, personality, personal and combat experience, aggression, psychopathy, suicide ideation, substance abuse, posttraumatic stress PTS, and physiological data heartrate and blood pressure.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Sociology and Law