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Myth: People with Criminal Records Are Likely to Commit Crime Again

FACT: People change. Research has shown people with criminal records who are employed are less likely to commit a crime again.


Employers who avoid applicants with criminal records overestimate the link between criminal histories and workplace productivity or the propensity to re-offend.


Broad stereotypes about people with criminal records have no real-world basis.


This post is an excerpt from Cornell University IRL (Industrial and Labor Relations) School's original post by Timothy McNutt, "9 Myths About Hiring People with Criminal Records"


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