Introduction to Nonjudicial Punishment

Introduction to nonjudicial punishment. (see Military Offenses)

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Purpose. Nonjudicial punishment (NJP) provides commanders with a prompt means of maintaining good order and discipline and promotes positive behavior changes in service members without the stigma of a court-martial. MCM pt. V, para. 1c.

Proceedings under Art. 15 are not criminal prosecutions.

United States v. Marshall, 45 M.J. 268 (C.A.A.F 1996)

References

  1. UCMJ art. 15.
  2. Manual for Courts-Martial, United States pt. V (2012) [hereinafter MCM].
  3. U.S. Dep’t of Army, Reg. 27-10, Legal Services: Military Justice chs. 3, 4, 21 (3 October 2011) [hereinafter AR 27-10].

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