Title Why more ex-offenders may be a bout to get a second chance Media name/outlet BBC News Online Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 27/08/18 Description Jonathan Spencer, director of the Criminal Justice Research Unit at the University of Manchester, led the survey. He says sex offenders were a particular worry for participants. “The view was that if they re-offended there would be reputational harm to the company,” he says.
On the flip side, Spencer and his colleagues found that about 60% of employers who had actually taken on ex-offenders reported that the experience was mainly positive. But, he says, that’s a message which is hard to spread to other employers who haven’t hired people with a criminal history.
URL www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180824-why-more-ex-offenders-may-be-about-to-get-a-second-chance Persons Jonathan Spencer