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In the Shadow of a Criminal Record: Proposing a Just Model of Criminal Record Employment Checks

  title={In the Shadow of a Criminal Record: Proposing a Just Model of Criminal Record Employment Checks},
  author={Bronwyn Naylor and Moira Paterson and Marilyn J. Pittard},
  journal={Melbourne University Law Review},
Requests for criminal record checks have increased significantly in recent years as employers focus on risk avoidance in seeking employees with no criminal record. This trend has coincided with local incidents, global fears and hardening ‘law and order’ agendas. However, there has been no comparable attention given to the implications for the rehabilitation of former offenders, and for discrimination and privacy issues. Employment is fundamental to rehabilitation and reintegration; failure to… 
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