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Procedural Justice, Veteran Identity and Legal Legitimacy in Veteran Treatment Courts

Abstract In the wake of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, courts and social service systems across the country have begun establishing veterans treatment courts (VTC). The first VTC was created in 2004 and there are now over 300 in at least 35 states. Yet, their underlying assumptions have not been clearly articulated and their functioning and outcomes have not been well tested. These courts aim to reduce rates of incarceration and recidivism among justice-involved veterans and draw heavily on the structure and assumptions of drug and mental health courts. However, VTCs are different in important ways. Unlike other problem solving courts, VTCs actively express gratitude to criminal defendants (for past military service) and have the ability to co... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Gallagher, John Michael (Author) / Ashford, Jose B (Advisor) / Spohn, Cassia (Committee member) / Shafer, Michael S (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / Justice-involved veterans / Legal legitimacy / Problem solving courts / Procedural justice / Veteran identity / Veterans treatment courts
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 251 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Social Work 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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