“About face” for delinquent youth: Military service as a turning point across the life course

Citation

Gloyd, Elizabeth L. & Leal, Wanda E. (2018). “About face” for delinquent youth: Military service as a turning point across the life course. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology.

Abstract

The current study explores how military service can influence later criminal offending, as informed by the age-graded theory of informal social control. Specifically, the current study is testing whether military service in adulthood acts as a turning point for delinquent youths. We build off previous literature by implementing a research design that addresses important gaps in this literature, such as a more recent military population and comparing self-reported criminal offending to police contacts. Both include overall crime measures and specific crime categories. This study also examines differences in self-reported offending and arrests for different the types of service within the military.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1007/s40865-018-0096-7

Keyword(s)

military

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology

Author(s)

Gloyd, Elizabeth L.
Leal, Wanda E.

Year Published

2018

Edition

November 07, 2018

ISSN/ISBN

2199-465X

DOI

10.1007/s40865-018-0096-7

Reference ID

6561