The Mark of a Criminal Record1

  title={The Mark of a Criminal Record1},
  author={Devah Pager},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={937 - 975}
  • D. Pager
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Law
  • American Journal of Sociology
With over 2 million individuals currently incarcerated, and over half a million prisoners released each year, the large and growing number of men being processed through the criminal justice system raises important questions about the consequences of this massive institutional intervention. This article focuses on the consequences of incarceration for the employment outcomes of black and white job seekers. The present study adopts an experimental audit approach—in which matched pairs of… 

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