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Title: Barriers to the Employment of Released Male Offenders
Author(s): P W Cayton; N W Schutz; J Gwozdecki; M C Barton; W O Jenkins; R BoyleHart L A
Corporate Author: Rehabilitation Research Foundation
United States of America
Editor(s): L A Hart
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Rehabilitation Research Foundation
University, AL 35486
US Dept of Labor
Washington, DC 20210
Contract Number: 82-01-69-06
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: This report discusses the results of the Experimental Manpower Laboratory for Corrections (EMLC) study which was conducted in Alabama to investigate some specific barriers to the employment of released male offenders.
Abstract: A total of 99 employers from 1 rural, 1 urban, and 1 metropolitan county in Alabama were interviewed. An analysis of variance indicated that there were insignificant differences among the barriers related to the five hypothesized variables (size of county by population, size of business or industry, location of ownership of business or industry, location of ownership of business or industry, type of ownership of business, and classification of business). Differences between those employers with experience in hiring ex-offenders and those without experience were also insignificant. Barriers of significantly high frequency were lack of involvement in training or rehabilitative programs by the ex-offender; repeated offenses; employer advancement of money for tools, licenses, etc.; basic education deficiencies; advanced age; long-term imprisonment; and inappropriate work attitudes. On the basis of these findings, the report recommends that corrections administrators attempt to shape those behaviors of inmates that are considered desirable by employers, that employers and training programs cooperate and communicate, and that a 'how-to' manual to deal with the pre- and postrelease treatment of the offender be developed. The study methodology, results, and interview guide are appended. Thirteen references are provided. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Alabama; Employer attitudes; Ex-offender employment; Ex-offenders; Post-release programs
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