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Introduction to Violence in the Military

Introduction to Violence in the Military

Book Title

Violence in the Military

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Document Type

Book Chapter

Abstract/Excerpt/Description

[Chapter Abstract] The global war on terrorism resulted in a continual involvement of the United States military and allied nations from 2001 to 2021. While the training and experiences of service members are essential to national security, 20 years of conflict and ongoing military operations greatly impacted service members, families, and veterans. This impact is not unique to the US military but also extends to many of our close allies including Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. This comprehensive review addresses the impact of the training and deployment experiences on service members’ mental health, behavior, and propensity toward non-combat-related violence. Non-combat-related violence manifests in a variety of ways, including suicidality and self-harm, sexual violence, intimate partner and domestic violence, and other violent criminal behaviors. Thus, identifying and addressing violent behavior and the factors enabling or exacerbating it is crucial for the long-term health and safety of service members, their families, and the communities in which they live.

Keywords

Military, Veterans, Allies, Trauma, Violence, Suicide, Sexual, Intimate partner, Violent criminal behavior

DOI

10.1007/978-3-031-26883-0_1

ORCID ID

0000-0003-2265-1771

ISBN

978-3-031-26883-0

Publication Date

3-31-2023

Publisher

Springer, Cham

Disciplines

Psychology

Comments

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSBC)

© 2023 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG

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