Accession Number : AD0779991

Title :   Military Corrections and Justice in a Volunteer Army.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,


Personal Author(s) : Suess,Philip M.

Report Date : 30 JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The basic question is whether or not the Army should be operating a Correctional (Confinement) System as well as the 'Criminal' aspects of the current Military Justice System in view of the current 'peacetime volunteer army' environment and drastic manpower and budgetary restraints. The operating and personnel costs as well as the manpower drain imposed by these functions and their essentiality to 'combat readiness' in a peacetime volunteer army is examined. In view of the monetary and manpower drain they impose and their limited contribution to combat readiness during this period of fiscal restraint and wholehearted implementation of volunteer peacetime army standards, both, the corrections program and the criminal aspects of Military Justice, are considered non-essential to the Army mission. The possibility of transferring both functions to existing Federal civilian systems is recommended. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military law, Cost analysis, Military police, Army, Military personnel

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE