The University of Adelaide – Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics (RUMLAE)
Have you ever served in the Australian military?
If you have we would like to talk to you about your experiences
What is the project about?
We want to understand why some men who have served in the Australian Defence Force end up in prison. We want to hear stories of your experiences before, during and after military service. The results from this research may help government and ex service organisations to plan support services for people who served in the military to reduce the chances of offending or re-offending.
Who is undertaking the project?
This project is being conducted by researchers from the University of Adelaide Law School.
What will I be asked to do?
You are invited to attend a face to face interview to tell your story. We will have a set of questions about your life and experiences before, during and after military service. The interview will be in a private room at the prison. We would like to use a digital voice recorder to record your responses, but if you would prefer not to be recorded, we would take notes.
How much time will the project take?
The interview would take no more than 2 hours. Once we have typed up your comments we would like a short follow up visit to check your comments and see if you need any support for issues raised in the interview.
What will happen to my information?
We do not need your name and you would be anonymous. You will not be identified in the written transcript of the recording and we would give you a false name. We will ensure that any identifying details such as your rank in the military, where you served, and the prison you are in are not included in any publications.
If I want to participate, what do I do?
Please ask your Case Management Co-ordinator, social worker or Manager Offender Development for an Information Sheet and if you are still interested, ask the Case Management Co-ordinator, social worker or Manager Offender Development to contact one of the researchers to arrange a meeting.
If you are on Parole or have completed a sentence, call Patch on 0427160993
HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE APPROVAL NUMBER: H-2017-022