Description/Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine relationships between homelessness and incarceration among veterans. What the study found was a correlation between homelessness and incarceration, with veterans who are chronically homeless/incarcerated experiencing serious health problems or drug/alcohol abuse/dependence. Ultimately the study found that homeless incarcerated veterans were mostly incarcerated for non-violent crimes. The recommendations for future research include standardizing definitions of homelessness and other elements for appropriate comparison of data. Likewise, studies should look to include greater assessments of external, uncontrolled factors.

Original Citation

Tsai, J., Rosenheck, R. A., Kasprow, W. J., & McGuire, J. F. (2014). Homelessness in a national sample of incarcerated veterans in state and federal prisons. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 41(3), 360–367. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-013-0483-7

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Homeless persons, Veterans, Health services

Subject

Homeless veterans; Veterans; Imprisonment

Portfolio

Government and Community Services

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

8-22-2014

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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