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.
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
Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Homeless persons, Veterans, Health services
Homeless veterans; Veterans; Imprisonment
Government and Community Services
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Homelessness in a National Sample of Incarcerated Veterans in State and Federal Prisons"" (2014). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 235.
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