Comment on How should we deal with ex-offenders? by Anon

When someone who declares they have no convictions is recruited, employers make a crucial fallacy in assuming that the person is not a past offender. The problem is that out of all offences that transpire, only a fraction are detected, and out of those detected, only a smaller fraction lead to a criminal record and out of those, a smaller percentage result in a conviction. It doesn’t end there. Only a subset of those with convictions will disclose them to potential employers, when legally mandated to do so. This obviously entails that the number of known ex-offenders in employment is far less than the total number of ex-offenders in employment.

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