John H. Laub and Robert J. Sampson, ““Understanding Desistance from Crime”,” Crime and Justice, 2001

New EEOC Recommendations on Equality, Employment, and Opportunity

Last week, the U.S.’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a revised guidance encouraging the hiring of individuals with criminal records, going so far as to urge employers to consider research on crime desistance since, as The Crime Report puts it, many often “rely on ill-informed and misguided notions about risk and recidivism.” The EEOC guidelines specifically cite this classic Laub and Sampson article.

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