Boot camps

David B. Wilson, Doris Layton MacKenzie

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Discipline is one of the first words that come to mind when one hears the phrase boot camps. Boot camps have a long history within the United States military (officially called basic training) and have been used to indoctrinate recruits into the culture of the military. The military boot camp is replete with strict discipline, grueling physical activity, and instruction in the basics of military life. Boot camps have been romanticized as an environment that changes boys into men and many men who served in the military reflect nostalgically on their boot camp experience (Simon, 1995).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPreventing Crime
Subtitle of host publicationWhat Works for Children, Offenders, Victims and Places
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780387691688
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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