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Criminal stigma, race, and ethnicity: The consequences of imprisonment for employment

Scott H. Decker, Natalie Ortiz, Cassia Spohn and Eric Hedberg ()

Journal of Criminal Justice, 2015, vol. 43, issue 2, 108-121

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to assess the role of race/ethnicity and prior prison sentences on employment opportunities. Secondarily, we compare the impact of applying for jobs (in-person and online), and the role of education in securing employment. This work was conducted in a large southwestern city (Phoenix AZ) with high rates of imprisonment for blacks and Hispanics.

Date: 2015
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