Criminal Stigma, Race, Gender, and Employment: An Expanded Assessment of the Consequences of Imprisonment for Employment

August 15, 2014

This video from the National Institute of Justice features the findings of Dr. Scott Decker, Director of the Arizona State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, who studied the impact of having criminal record on finding employment. While findings show that having a criminal record increases barriers to finding employment, racial and ethnic minorities with criminal records are statistically less likely to secure employment compared to their white counterparts, and females with criminal records are shown to have more success securing jobs than their male counterparts, among other findings.

To watch the video, click here.

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