Accession Number : ADA312573

Title :   Race and the Administration of Non-Judicial Punishments in the U.S. Army.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 95-May 96,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT INST PATRICK AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : Landis, Dan ; Bach, Shirley J. ; Tallarigo, Rick S.

PDF Url : ADA312573

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Approximately 3300 incidents covered under Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice were gathered from 3 Army posts. Each post housed an infantry division and each was geographically distinct from the others. The database so created was merged (by social security number) with additional personnel information provided by the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC). Results indicated that blacks are significantly overrepresented in Articles 15, but are significantly underrepresented in the severity of punishments. Blacks are also older, have had longer tenure, and are of higher rank when they received the non-judicial punishment (NJP) and when they are discharge. The implications of these data for the retention of blacks in the senior enlisted ranks of the Army are discussed.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY LAW, *RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, PERSONNEL RETENTION, LAW ENFORCEMENT, DELINQUENCY, PUNISHMENT.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE