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Middle-class offenders as employees – assessing the risk: a 35-year follow-up

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Journal publication date08/2013
JournalJournal of Offender Rehabilitation
Journal number6
Volume52
Number of pages14
Pages407-420
Early online date2/08/13
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

A 35-year follow-up of a series of 317 middle-class offenders in England and Wales suggests that the dangers of employing offenders may be more limited than expected. Although 40% were subsequently convicted, only 8% were subsequently convicted of offenses that directly and adversely affected an employer. This work should challenge the “exaggerated fears” of employers. Interestingly, variables
which normally predict subsequent criminal activity made no impact in trying to predict offenses against an employer.