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Legal Ambiguity in Managerial Assessments of Criminal Records

  • Organization: Journal of the American Bar Association
  • Document Type: Brief/Motion Papers
  • Date Created: Monday, November 03, 2014
  • Submitted: Monday, November 03, 2014
  • Attachment(s): LINK

A new study, “Legal Ambiguity in Managerial Assessments of Criminal Records” asks how hiring managers assess applicants' criminal history information.  The study, based on interviews, finds that where organizations lack standards or concrete policies, there are inconsistencies in how the law is interpreted.

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