Ex-Offenders Need Not Apply: The Criminal Background Check in Hiring Decisions

A lack of evidence supports the presumption that workplace violence is committed by co-workers who have been incarcerated. The authors of this article argue for more thorough and realistic risk assessments using situational measures.


Harris, P. M., & Keller, K. S. (2005). Ex-Offenders Need Not Apply: The Criminal Background Check in Hiring Decisions. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 21(1), 6–30. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043986204271678

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Open Access Source: https://booksc.org/book/39062412/73446d

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