Unformatted text preview: African American non-offenders. Pager reinforces the notion that the stigma of incarceration follows ex-convicts outside the prison walls and into everyday life. However, while I agree with his assertions that ex-felons have a difficult time obtaining employment, I do not agree with the assertion that this situation be rectified. Criminal records are maintained as a scarlet letter to warn potential employers of the culpability of ex-convicts. Persons that have served time in prison have done so because they have committed a crime. Thus, when they leave prison and reenter society, it is important for employers to have knowledge of these actions prior to awarding them potential liability. To expunge records is to award an unwarranted trust in individuals that have committed unlawful actions. Consider re-offender statistics, would you want an ex-sexual predator working in your child’s daycare?...
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- Fall '07
- Criminal Justice, criminal law, Confederates, employment call backs