Wilkinson, H (2022) Hero to zero? Navigating and negotiating the harms of criminalisation as a ‘veteran offender’. Probation Journal. ISSN 0264-5505

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Abstract

This article offers an original insight into the experiences of former military personnel navigating life after criminalisation in a time of austerity. Drawing on case studies of in-depth narrative and visual interview data with two 'veteran offenders', the article draws attention to a complex 'dance of disclosure' around military service and criminal records. The article demonstrates how the complexity of the pains of criminalisation can make (re-)finding a sense of purpose and self-worth difficult for former military personnel who must continually decide whether to disclose or obscure their military past, depending on the criminal punishment context. This critical analysis makes visible a potential continuum of state harm for those criminalised and managed as 'veteran offenders'.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this article and all relevant information related to it, including copyrights, can be found on the publisher website.
Uncontrolled Keywords: veteran offenders, criminal records, social harm, stigma, resettlement, military to civilian transitions, identity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV40 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Political and Global Studies
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 12:35
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2022 09:04
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/10901

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