A presentation, Decision-Making in the British Military Justice Process by William P. Tatum III, Ph.D,will be held on April 11th at Siena College near Albany.
Contrary to popular stereotypes, the British military justice system of the Revolutionary War-era employed a complicated process, with multiple layers of courts and enforcement. Much as with contemporary civilian justice, an accused individual could enter the system at any one of these levels. Ultimately, the fate of both officers and soldiers charged with military misconduct depended on the individual decisions of commanding officers and courts martial judges. This presentation will chart the formal structure of the British Military Justice System and the decisions through which officers determined where military personnel would enter and leave it. [Read more…] about Decision-Making in the British Military Justice Process