Accession Number : ADA133845

Title :   A Retrospective Inquiry into the Operation of Service Custom under the American Military General Articles.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Clark,Norman King

PDF Url : ADA133845

Report Date : 23 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 161

Abstract : At the heart of American military law are the general articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. After tracing the historical development of the three classes of general articles offenses, the thesis will consider the operation of custom in general articles law since the enactment of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Case law and precedent have had some limiting effect on the scope of the general articles; but, since 1957, the expansive effect of service custom has been rejeuvenated somewhat by the return to the historic practice of treating the applicability of a general article to the accused's specific misconduct as a factual issue to be decided at trial.

Descriptors :   *Military law, *Military doctrine, *History, Punishment, Criminal investigations, Standards, Military requirements, Officer personnel, Social psychology, Military organizations, Operational effectiveness, Theses

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE