The use and impact of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974): final report

McGuinness, P., McNeill, F. and Armstrong, S. (2013) The use and impact of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974): final report. Project Report. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, Glasgow.

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Abstract

This report was commissioned by the Scottish Government as part of its review of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). It addresses: trends in criminal convictions; the requirements of the law to disclose a previous conviction; research on the impact of criminal records questions and disclosures in employment and educational settings; research on the importance of education to rehabilitation; and it tentatively outlines three reform options.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Keywords:Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, criminal records and disclosure, employment and criminal history, Scotland.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McNeill, Professor Fergus and Armstrong, Professor Sarah
Authors: McGuinness, P., McNeill, F., and Armstrong, S.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

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