Arrests: Are Half of American Men Arrested?

Data on Arrest Records Aren’t Always by the Book Old Reports Suggesting One-Third to One-Half of All Men Are Apprehended Had Flaws, but New Studies Confirm a High Rate By CARL BIALIK–Printed in The Wall Street Journal  More than 40 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s crime commission reported that half of American men would […]

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‘Redemption’ in an Era of Widespread Criminal Background Checks-US Department of Justice

‘Redemption’ in an Era of Widespread Criminal Background Checks by Alfred Blumstein and Kiminori Nakamura One of the stated goals in President Barack Obama’s crime and law enforcement agenda is to break down employment barriers for people who have a prior criminal record, but who have stayed clean of further involvement with the criminal justice […]

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Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2008, US Department of Justice

Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2008 Summary findings From the inception of the Brady Act on March 1, 1994, through December 31, 2008, over 97 million applications for firearm transfers or permits were subject to background checks. Nearly 1.8 million applications were denied. (Table 1) In 2008, 1.5% of the 9.9 million applications for firearm […]

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‘Redemption’ in an Era of Widespread Criminal Background Checks

‘Redemption’ in an Era of Widespread Criminal Background Checks–NIJ Journal by Alfred Blumstein and Kiminori Nakamura One of the stated goals in President Barack Obama’s crime and law enforcement agenda is to break down employment barriers for people who have a prior criminal record, but who have stayed clean of further involvement with the criminal […]

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