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02 Feb 2021Advocates’ Support Ban-the-Box, in Spite of the Unintended Consequences


A number of advocates support ban-the-box laws, in spite of a lack of demonstrable evidence that these laws work, or contrary…

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02 Feb 2021Ban-the-Box: Unintended Consequences in a Univ. of Chicago Journal


A paper from Evan K. Rose (U.C. Berkley) was published in the University of Chicago’s Journal of Labor Economics in 2021,…

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31 Jan 2021CDIA Opposed Md. Bill on Background Checks and Public Records


In 2021, CDIA opposed a bill that would dramatically reduce the ability of employers and landlords to conduct criminal background checks…

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22 Jan 2020Ban-the-Box: Unintended Consequences in a Survey by CATO


Walter Olsen, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, wrote a piece in January…

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06 Jan 2020Ban-the-Box: Unintended Consequences


Ryan Sherrard is a professor in the Department of Economics at U.C. Santa Barbara and a Ph.D. candidate in Economics.  Sherrard…

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09 Dec 2019NCLC Report: Broken Records Redux


In December 2019, the NCLC issued a report, Broken Records Redux: How Errors by Criminal Background Check Companies Continue to Harm…

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13 Mar 2019Ban-the-Box: Unintended Consequences, a Survey by Prof. Jennifer Doleac


Prof. Jennifer Doleac is an Associate Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University, Director of the Justice Tech Lab, a Research Fellow at IZA, and…

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13 Mar 2019House Subcommittee Hearing on Criminal History in Employment


On March 13, 2019, there was a joint hearing of two subcommittees on the U.S. House Committee on Government Reform and…

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08 Apr 2018BAN-THE-BOX: UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES IN A SURVEY BY Prof. Jennifer Doleac


Prof. Jennifer Doleac is an Associate Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University, Director of the Justice Tech Lab, a Research Fellow…

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02 Aug 2017Ban-the-Box: Unintended Consequences from the Quarterly Journal of Economics


Ban the Box, Criminal Records, and Racial Discrimination: A Field Experiment, which appeared in the Feb. 2018 edition of The Quarterly…

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