Accession Number : ADA301089

Title :   Race and the Military Justice System: Design for a Program of Action Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Aug 94,

Corporate Author : MISSISSIPPI UNIV UNIVERSITY

Personal Author(s) : Landis, Dan ; Dansby, Mickey R.

PDF Url : ADA301089

Report Date : 30 SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : In this paper, we build on the work of Dansby and Knouse, reviewing their work and that of others in an attempt to understand the process of military delinquency. In so doing, we review the major theories of delinquency, relate those theories to the military situation, and then outline a series of studies designed to illuminate the possible existence of racial disparities in the UCMJ system. These studies focus on, at one end, the existence of racial disparities at the points in the system where command discretion is allowed and, at the other end, on developing and evaluating training procedures to help recruits, particularly African-Americans, adapt to the military environment.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY LAW, *RACE RELATIONS, *AFRICAN AMERICANS, ENVIRONMENTS, TRAINING, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, RECRUITS, DELINQUENCY.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE