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  • 1.  New Book on Employment and Criminal Records: Employing Our Returning Citizens

    Posted 04-10-2024 13:04

    Palgrave Studies in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenization in Business

    Employing Our Returning Citizens (now available online)

    Young, N.C.J. & Griffith, J.N. (2024). Employing Our Returning Citizens: An employer-centric view. Palgrave MacMillan.

    A criminal record can be a formidable employment barrier and is thus a major contributor to employment inequality, as most employers would rather avoid hiring an individual who has committed a crime. This book, offering an employer-centric view of the latest research findings, blends interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives and empirical findings to provide an overview and areas for future management research.

    Table of Contents


    Nicole C. Jones Young, Jakari N. Griffith

    The Power of Pardons: Broadening Employment Opportunities for Justice-Involved Individuals

    John Churchville

    Establishing the Job-Relatedness of Criminal Convictions

    Ann Marie Ryan, Abdifatah Ali

    An Examination of Barriers and Challenges to Securing and Maintaining Employment with a Criminal Record During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Candalyn B. Rade, Kemi S. Anazodo, Rosemary Ricciardelli

    Invisibilized, Labeled, and Identified: Facilitating Fair Chance Employment

    Kemi S. Anazodo, Alicia Abbott-McLeod, Jasman Waraich

    Overcoming Biases Across the Human Resource Management Lifecycle for Individuals with a Criminal Record

    Sabrina D. Volpone, Fred G. Macoukji, Ryan Ragaglia, Brent J. Lyons

    Employing Our Returning Citizens: A Road to Success

    Tricia Nabors

    Talented, Valuable, and Committed: (Mis)Perceptions of Employees with Criminal Histories

    Nicole C. Jones Young, Jakari N. Griffith, Jessica Keech

    Stereotypes and Perceived Hireability of People with Criminal Histories

    Candalyn B. Rade, Jenna E. McChesney

    Expanding Access with Fair Chance Employment Policies

    David Pitts

    Impact of Educational Initiatives and Pathway Programs on Employment

    Catrina Johnson

    Risk Aversion and the Impact of Criminal Records in Hiring Decisions: An Integrative Multilevel Review

    Kristine M. Kuhn

    Conclusion: An Integrative Pathway Forward

    Jakari N. Griffith, Nicole C. Jones Young

    Jakari Griffith
    Department Chair
    Bridgewater State University
    Bridgewater MA

  • 2.  RE: New Book on Employment and Criminal Records: Employing Our Returning Citizens

    Posted 04-11-2024 08:42

    Dear Jakari.

    Thank you for sharing this with us.  I'll be teaching (exploratory) a semester at the Chesire Prison in CT come Spring of 2025 as part of the liberal arts consortium.  I will indeed read and require your text but one quick question for you:  Are there texts or articles regarding how individuals formerly incarcerated could re/gain and reapply for financial benefits and ultimately obtain financial emancipation?  

    Any insights would be greatly appreciated.


    Tim Nguyen (https://www.middlebury.edu/college/people/tim-nguyen) 

    Thanh Nguyen
    Graduate Student
    Middlebury College
    South Burlington VT