The Effect of Hawaii’s Ban The Box Law on Repeat Offending

  title={The Effect of Hawaii’s Ban The Box Law on Repeat Offending},
  author={Stewart J. D'alessio and Lisa Stolzenberg and Jamie L. Flexon},
  journal={American Journal of Criminal Justice},
The social stigma accompanying an official criminal record hinders the ability of an individual to acquire quality and stable employment, which is problematic because of the often reported nexus between unemployment and criminal behavior. Ban the box laws that limit an employer’s use of criminal background checks during the hiring process are being established across the country to help integrate ex-offenders into the labor force. The current study investigates whether Hawaii’s 1998 ban the box… Expand
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