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NCJ Number: 35460 Find in a Library
Title: ASSESSMENT OF LEGAL AND CULTURAL STIGMA REGARDING UNSKILLED WORKERS
Journal: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CORRECTIONS  Volume:18  Issue:3  Dated:(JULY 1976)  Pages:247-257
Author(s): T S PALYS
Corporate Author: Canadian Criminal Justice Assoc
Canada
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Criminal Justice Assoc
Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4X9
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF CRIMINAL HISTORY AND CULTURAL IDENTIFICATION ON EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, BASED ON RESEARCH CONDUCTED IN CANADA.
Abstract: THREE LEVELS OF CRIMINAL HISTORY AND TWO TYPES OF CULTURAL IDENTITY (WHITE VS. INDIAN) WERE EMPLOYED. ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY HANDWRITTEN LETTERS WERE SENT IN APPLICATION FOR UNSKILLED AND SEMI-SKILLED JOBS ADVERTISED IN THE 'HELP WANTED' COLUMNS OF A LARGE DAILY NEWSPAPER. REPLIES FROM BUSINESS FIRMS WERE CONSIDERED EITHER POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE DEPENDING ON THE DEGREE OF INTEREST EXPRESSED IN THE APPLICANT. FOR BOTH WHITES AND INDIANS, EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BECAME FEWER AS EXTENT OF PRIOR CRIMINAL INVOLVEMENT INCREASED. THIS RELATIONSHIP ONLY ACHIEVED SIGNIFICANCE WITHIN THE INDIAN APPLICANT SUB-GROUP, HOWEVER. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CULTURAL GROUPS IN NUMBER OF POSITIVE REPLIES FAILED TO ATTAIN STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE AT ANY OF THE CRIMINAL HISTORY LEVELS. SUBSEQUENTLY GATHERED PILOT DATA GAVE FURTHER CREDENCE TO THE TRENDS OBTAINED IN THE PRIMARY ANALYSIS. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH WERE INDICATED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT) --SUMMARY IN FRENCH
Index Term(s): American Indians; Canada; Ex-offender employment; Minority employment; Studies
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