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‘Ban the Box’ Doesn’t Cut Recidivism for Minorities: Study

Drumcollie

Ending Racism with or without Hillary
Efforts to remove questions about previous convictions from employment applications have little effect on recidivism, a new study finds.

Ryan Sherrand, an economics professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, examined data from states and jurisdictions that have passed “Ban the Box” (BTB) policies from 2000 to 2016 and found “little evidence that BTB policies are reducing recidivism.”

Another stupid liberal ideology. They never did this for anything other than votes.
 

Another stupid liberal ideology. They never did this for anything other than votes.
Ban the box is getting the most traction for public sector/government jobs.

Followed to it's natural conclusion, this ideology could mean that identity thieves, pedophiles, and worse are funneled into roles where they become responsible for our taxes. Credit card transactions, and kids.
 

OldSchool

Council Member
I read the article. Here's a couple paragraphs:

When focusing on the race variable in his data, Sherrand concluded that “…being released into a labor market with a BTB policy is associated with higher rates of recidivism for black ex-offenders (6.75 percent average increase), with little to no effect for white ex-offenders (2.7 percent average decrease).”

A potential explanation that Sherrand gives for this disparity is that “black workers are 30 percent more likely to be public employees than other workers,” and, “black ex-offenders may then be particularly vulnerable to the effects of laws which affect the public sector, as BTB policies do.”
 
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