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Ban the Box, Criminal Records, and Statistical Discrimination: A Field Experiment

This study on Ban-the-Box policies confirms that criminal records are a major barrier to employment and can encourage racial discrimination.

Relief in Sight? States Rethink the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction, 2009-2014

This report reviews legislative reforms concerning collateral consequences in 41 states.

Know Your Rights: Laws, Court Decisions, and Advocacy Tips to Protect Transgender Prisoners

This guide covers laws, court decisions, advocacy tips, and other resources that may be helpful for adult transgender prisoners.            

The Effect of Collateral Consequence Laws on State Rates of Returns to Prison

This dissertation covers what is known empirically about how certain laws negatively influence the ability of ex-offenders to reenter the community.

Statewide Ban the Box: Reducing Unfair Barriers to Employment of People with Criminal Records

This brief update what is happening in the United States regarding Ban the Box initiatives.

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

This report examines how criminal records, race, and gender impact chances for employment by justice-involved females.

National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction

The website allows individuals to determine which collateral consequences are triggered by particular categories of offenses.

Criminal Records, Race and Redemption

This article proposes a redemption-focused approach to criminal records.

Best Practice Standards: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring

These Standards will help employers to find those applicants who will contribute most to the productivity of the organization.

Criminal Records in the Digital Age: A Review of Current Practices and Recommendations for Reform in Texas

This report explains how access to criminal records can damage efforts for successful reentry and provides suggestions on how to solve this challenge.

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