Accession Number:

ADA162521

Title:

Military Offense Rates: Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Differences

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 1982-Sep 1983

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA MANPOWER AND PERSONNEL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether Navy personnel are disciplined without regard to racial-ethnic membership. Two samples were used. The first consisted of personnel receiving nonjudicial punishment NJP or courts-martial between 1 May 1982 and 30 April 1983. The second sample was derived from documents reporting infractions, which contain the nature of the violation and type of court-martial but do not include information on punishment. Both samples were restricted to E-1 to E-4enlisted personnel only. Whites and men were used as standard of comparison. T-tests and the z-ratio were used to determine differences among the standards and the minority groups of interest blacks, American Indians, AsianPacific Islanders, Filipinos, Hispanics, and women.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE