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NCJ Number: 99375 Find in a Library
Title: Association Between Selected Characteristics and Perceived Employability of Offenders
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:12  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1985)  Pages:353-365
Author(s): R H Finn
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 13
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Employment applications were prepared for 20 fictitious job applicants, and were then rank ordered by 225 undergraduate students enrolled in personnel management classes based on perceived suitability for employment in an entry-level job.
Abstract: Job applicants differed from each other on three treatments: type of crime allegedly committed, judicial outcome, and sex. Employability scores were derived for each applicant by converting the rank orders to a normal distribution with a given mean and standard deviation. Analysis of the data revealed a clear bias against all applicants who had allegedly committed a crime. The magnitude of the bias was related to the type of crime allegedly committed, and to the judicial outcome. Bias was not related to the sex of the applicant. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Discrimination; Ex-offender employment
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