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Old 01-13-2014, 06:01 PM   #64
DanaC
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It ties into a couple of points I'm making in the violence chapter.

Mainly, it makes for a very nice and accessible little demonstration of the dangers of justice records to indicate actual levels of violence (that this incident apparently did not lead to a prosecution). Now, that's not a revolutionary point, it's been made before, but it's nice to find something within my specific evidence base that points up that idea in relation to my particular subject group. In that sense it's a bit of a rare find: always harder to identify crimes that may be absent from a record set.

But it's also useful in showing one of the ways in which service might shape the experience of violence within the military communities: he used the weapon he was issued and trained to use as a soldier.

It's a fairly minor piece of evidence. But I was very pleased to find it.
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