Accession Number:

ADA133845

Title:

A Retrospective Inquiry into the Operation of Service Custom under the American Military General Articles.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

161.0

Abstract:

At the heart of American military law are the general articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. After tracing the historical development of the three classes of general articles offenses, the thesis will consider the operation of custom in general articles law since the enactment of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Case law and precedent have had some limiting effect on the scope of the general articles but, since 1957, the expansive effect of service custom has been rejeuvenated somewhat by the return to the historic practice of treating the applicability of a general article to the accuseds specific misconduct as a factual issue to be decided at trial.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE