UK study: Violence more likely among vets, troops

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Brett Litz, College of Arts & Sciences, School of Medicine

Young men who have served in the British military are about three times more likely than civilians to have committed a violent offense, researchers reported Friday in a study that explores the roots of such behavior…

Expert quote:

‘‘For some soldiers, it’s hard to stop being a warrior. What happens during a war may be a prescription for a small percentage of men to get into trouble. They may find it very difficult to switch out of a wartime mindset.’’

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