The effect of the redemption point on willingness to hire ex-offenders
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The use of criminal background checks in selection has become widespread with increasing ease of access of such information online. The present study examined the effects of criminal history, race, and knowledge of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Enforcement Guidance including the redemption point on hiring decisions. Results indicated that criminal history plays a significant role in perceptions of employability yet knowledge of the redemption point does not mitigate the negative effects of past criminal history.