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A number of advocates support ban-the-box laws, in spite of a lack of demonstrable evidence that these laws work, or contrary to evidence that they do more harm than good. Some reports commonly promoted by advocates include:
- Daly, Mariah L., Boxed Into a Corner: The Fight to Ban Employers from Boxing out Deserving Job Applicants on the Basis of Criminal Record (May 13, 2020). Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, No. 20, May 2020, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 545, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3600054 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3600054.
- Christina Stacy Mychal Cohen, Ban the Box and Racial Discrimination: A Review of the Evidence and Policy Recommendations, Urban Institute, Feb. 2017.
- The Benefits of Ban the Box: A Case Study from Durham, NC, Southern Coalition for Social Justice.
- National Employment Law Project’s online ban the box portal.