Male Ex-Offenders And How It Effects Employment In The Uk

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[Male ex-offenders and how it effects employment in the UK]



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The major objective of the research was to revise understanding on the effects of the financial downturn and its effects on the service rank of ex-offenders and prospects groups over the applicable equality surrounds (considering the rank that the individual is an ex-offender) in UK. The study procedures utilised encompassed a written check of the key literature pertaining to the employment impacts of the ex-offenders in the rest of the UK. Analysis of labour market statistics over applicable equality surrounds for both the over 16 community and the employed age population; and interviews with key stakeholder organisations in UK.

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Background of the study3

Problem Statement4

Research Aims and Objectives4

Significance of the Study4

Rationale/ Nature of the study5

Research Question5


Reducing discrimination: advancing employers' practices7

Reducing discrimination: decreasing the proficiency to discriminate8

Estimated use of the Basic Disclosure9


Research Design11

Literature Search11

Search technique12

Keywords used12

Research instruments12

Sampling and sample size12


Chapter 1: Introduction

Over 50 per cent of persons under the supervision of probation and of those departing prison are unemployed. Long-term unemployment is high. Unemployment rates for other persons with a criminal record are unidentified, but, for some assemblies, will furthermore be very high. Not only is the unemployment and consequent communal exclusion problematic, but it is likely to boost re-offending and therefore raise the misdeed rate. The major causes of such high job loss are:

•Poor paid work characteristics (e.g. literacy, qualifications, employment record);

•Other characteristics which can decrease employment presentation (e.g. drug dependency, homelessness);

•being drawn disproportionately from assemblies with higher rates of unemployment (e.g. ethnic minorities, men);

• Employer discrimination; and

•Problems over disclosing a criminal record (e.g. lack of confidence).

Whilst having been in jail rises the prospect of unemployment, the problem of job loss amidst persons with a lawless person record is neither constrained to ex-prisoners neither is initiated, solely, by incarceration. Anyone with unspent convictions faces much larger adversities in gaining a new job, whilst workers who are convicted of an infringement or whose preceding (hidden) record is revealed may face dismissal. For about half of vacancies, employers are likely to reject most people with a criminal record solely due to their record. Those with more grave convictions (and even minor sex offences) will be rejected for about 90 per cent of vacancies due to their conviction. Prison, the gravity of the infringements and the extent of record exacerbates unemployment difficulties.

Background of the study

The way that a criminal record is currently used in recruitment is largely discriminatory, with little realistic assessment of the ...
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