Uniform Code Of Military Justice

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Uniform Code of Military Justice The purpose of this paper is to research the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and related policies. This examination seeks to explore the various aspects UCMJ by looking into the elements of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and by addressing the following:
1. Uniform Code of Military Justice
2. Non Judicial Punishment
3. Three types of court martial
4. Different types of discharges
Understanding the needs of military families and the need to provide for each and every one of our service members includes researching the lifestyle and realities of the military culture. The Uniform Code of Military Justice is in effect the governing legal system for those serving in the military and understanding UCMJ is important to understanding the needs our servicemembers may require as they seek outside counseling in dealing with issues related to UCMJ. Civilian counselors can better serve these needs if they have a thorough understanding of the military criminal system of law.
Uniform Code of Military Justice
One of two types of military justice systems is the Uniform Code of Military Justice. “The primary purpose of the military justice system is to maintain good order and discipline by holding military offenders accountable for their misconduct” and this is extremely important to the military as “Commanders must be able to ensure their personnel will perform their duties and follow orders, often in situations involving life and death”…
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