Posts Tagged: recidivism

What Happens When an Employee Commits Another Crime?

Whether a government entity or a private employer, learning that one of your employees has been arrested for a serious crime is not news you want to hear.  Especially when you discover it wasn’t the employee’s first offense. In late August officials of the City of New Bedford, Massachusetts found themselves in a precarious public… Read more »

Employment Background Checks and Recidivism: Is there a connection?

According to the Department of Justice, “Recidivism is measured by criminal acts that resulted in the re-arrest, re-conviction, or return to prison with or without a new sentence during a three-year period following the prisoner’s release.” The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that two-thirds of ex-offenders will be rearrested for new crimes within three years… Read more »