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2014
Document 027916
National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (Washington, DC). American Bar Association (ABA). Criminal Justice Section (Washington, DC.
“Persons convicted of crime are subject to a wide variety of legal and regulatory sanctions and restrictions in addition to the sentence imposed by the court. These so- called “collateral consequences” of conviction have been promulgated with little coordination in disparate sections of state and federal codes, which makes it difficult for anyone to identify all of the penalties and disabilities that are triggered by conviction of a particular offense … Through the National Inventory, each juris... Read More
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2013
Document 027904
Best Practice Standards: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Washington, DC); The Legal Action Center. National H.I.R.E. Network (New York, NY); National Workrights Institute (Princeton, NJ).
“Hiring new employees is a critically important function in any business, government agency, or non-profit organization. Every hiring decision represents a major investment that employers must make with limited information. Checking criminal history is just a small part of this process, which may also include verifying education, prior employment and other reference information. The Best Practice Standards will help employers properly weigh adverse personal history to find those applicants who w... Read More
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30 pages
2012
Document 025948
Felony Disenfranchisement: An Annotated Bibliography
By Bronstein, Benjamin; Pierce, Jerome; Sangster, Achilles, II; Mauer, Marc, editor. The Sentencing Project (Washington, DC).
“This bibliography provides an overview of the scholarship on felony disenfranchisement over the past two decades … it will prove useful to policymakers, scholars, journalists, and others engaged in examining this fundamental issue of democratic participation” (p. 1). Annotations are provided for 71 journal articles and five books.... Read More
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37 pages
2010
Document 024675
Political Consequences of the Carceral State
By Weaver, Vesla M.; Lerman, Amy E..
This study is “the first systematic empirical exploration of how criminal justice involvement shapes the citizenship, political capital, and political voice of a growing swath of Americans” (p. 2). These sections follow and abstract: the political impact of the carceral state; characterizing the punitive intervention; understanding how the carceral state shapes citizenship; data and measures; results for the relationship between custodial involvement and political attitudes and behavior, reduced... Read More
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59 p.
2007
Document 023359
Legal and Evidence Based Practices: Application of Legal Principles, Laws, and Research to the Field of Pretrial Services
By VanNostrand, Marie. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Luminosity, Inc. (St. Petersburg, FL); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
"[C]ritical legal principles applicable to defendants during the pretrial stage" are covered (p.3). Sections of this paper are: introduction and background; pretrial legal foundation -- presumption of innocence, right to counsel, right against self-incrimination, right to due process of law, right to equal protection under the law, right to bail that is not excessive, and summary of legal principles; evidence-based practices in pretrial services and community corrections; and summary and conclu... Read More
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33 p.
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