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Title: BARRIERS TO EXOFFENDER EMPLOYMENT IN TEXAS
Author(s): T FORBES
Corporate Author: Comprehensive Offender Manpower Program
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Comprehensive Offender Manpower Program
Austin, TX 78711
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESEARCH REPORT ON STATUTORY LICENSING BARRIERS TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF THE EX-OFFENDER IN TEXAS, BASED ON A SURVEY OF 36 STATE COMMISSIONS AND 32 CITY LICENSING AUTHORITIES.
Abstract: CONSIDERED ARE THE NECESSITY OF RESTRICTING EX-OFFENDER EMPLOYMENT IN AREAS HAVING NOTHING TO DO WITH PREVIOUS CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR, THE AMBIGUITY OF 'MORAL TURPITUDE' STATUTES WHICH EXCLUDE EX-OFFENDERS FROM TAKING LICENSING EXAMINATIONS, AND THE LICENSING STATUTES' FAILURE TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT EX-OFFENDER REHABILITATION. BASED ON THE CITY AND STATE SURVEYS IT WAS FOUND THAT OF 61 STATE-REGULATED AND NOMINALLY LUCRATIVE OCCUPATIONS, THE EX-OFFENDER MAY BE EXCLUDED FROM ALL BUT THREE. THE CITIES, WHICH REGULATE MORE 'ORDINARY' OCCUPATIONS EXCLUDE THE EX-OFFENDER FROM A MAXIMUM OF EIGHT (AND THIS IN ONLY ONE CITY). POSSIBLE WAYS OF IDENTIFYING AND MODIFYING EMPLOYMENT BARRIERS FOR THE EX-OFFENDER ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. APPENDED IS A LIST OF 61 OCCUPATIONS IN TEXAS WHICH REQUIRE A LICENSE, THE STATUTORY REFERENCE WHICH CONTAINS THE LANGUAGE, AND THE LANGUAGE WHICH EXCLUDES EX-OFFENDERS.
Index Term(s): Discrimination; Ex-offender employment; Ex-offenders; Licensing; State laws; Texas
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