‘Staggering’ study reveals 46% of unemployed U.S. men have criminal convictions

Source: science.org 2/18/22

One in three adults in the United States has been arrested at least once, a strikingly high number compared with many other countries. Now, a new study reveals one of the implications of that figure: Nearly half of unemployed U.S. men have a criminal conviction by age 35, which makes it harder to get a job, according to an analysis of survey data.

The findings suggest having a criminal justice history is pushing many men to the sidelines of the job market, says sociologist Sarah Esther Lageson of Rutgers University, Newark, who was not involved in the study. “I’m not sure that many people understand just how prevalent an arrest is,” she says. “It really shows up [that unemployment] is actually a mass criminalization problem. … Because arrests are so common, they shouldn’t be considered in an employment context at all,” she says.

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almost half of all males today over 35 wow. facts and figures that still don’t change the landscape. their is NO R in CDC-r as it doesn’t mean Rehab of any such kind for a newly released State Parolee in CALIF. Certainly not here in 2022. Future? HAH! Future of less rights and longer Prob/Parole times for RC’s.

Registrants generally speaking are employed, just look on CL.com and opt for the admin\office category. LifeLabor@.state gov. Only one qualification necessary! FYI, you’d be amazed how many agents have fondled a given rolling registry file’s logging changes in handlers & committee’s oversight. FTR Warrants for arrest originate from these process decisions. Refuse administrative labor = commit a felony.

Before prison, I was a top notch software engineer. After prison, a professional panhandler.

Another good topic about the job market. Many on here involved in the registry seem to want to give up. Sure we all have our days. Some even think about the calm before the storm. Sure all men need to work but its the label that holds many back. I remember when I went to a job temp service office to seek work and the lady shot me down real good because I was on the registry. Seems she had already made up her mind. 

While the truth is always good when applying for a job seems many men are degraded when they are compared to the criminal sex registry offenses. Sort of gives a resume a sour flavor as compared to DUI, or past dope use if that’s the issue of one’s past. And yes their are some people with a so called sex registry stigma’s.

Its not a present feeling to be turned away from a common job such as say working for Amazon or even in manufacturing jobs. And now everything is on the internet and one can’t just walk in and get an application. Course I would never be a computer IT as that is a boring job trying to fix other peoples computer issues. Wonder if Government knows how to fix their justice system. Job discrimination is not to pleasant with a sex registry offense on one’s back.

BEFORE RC – High Ranking Bank Officer. After RC – still unemployed.

Honestly I have a job with a top fortune company. I could lose it any moment. So during my time with them we’ve been frugile. Saving up money, creating a landlord and reselling business. I’m off paper and my only duty is to register. I’m very blessed, most aren’t. But even still I shouldn’t have to worry so much and have to make these secondary safety nets. But in reality that’s what it is in America. I fear the loss of my income to support my wife and daughters every day I walk into work. It shouldn’t be that way. I’m a hard worker who’s faithful and honest. But they see convictions, and think dishonest, insurance liability, and can claim moral turpitude. Personally I’m longing to become fully independent. I’m nearly there, but dang it takes risk and hard work. But I’ve heard some amazing success stories even from PFRs. My College Dean once said, if ya can’t get a job, start a business and be independent. For anyone doubting it’s impossible, once you are off probation I strongly encourage it. Lawn mowing businesses, furniture moving, general handyman, reselling on eBay/Amazon(this one doesn’t hurt the back). Most of these cost no more then $500 worth of investment to get started. If ya got a back and live in snowy areas, snow shoveling is bank. Heck you can make bank making guitar pick necklaces or bullet necklaces and selling them for like $2-$5 a pop a flea markets or online market places. i I encourage anyone off probation, take the jump. Be creative, look for a need, see what you can do.

“Employers should “rethink” using criminal histories in hiring decisions, researchers say”
Yes, they should, but they’re too afraid for reasons they find suitable, as noted above in a post. States are banning the felony conviction box on applications also but as long as the internet publishes whatever is posted, banning the box and clean background checks will still be fruitless. Until the employer is hit with someone close to them who has the same bad job search experience (much like the registry) or believes people can move on from the issue, many will shy away from those who are most likely some of the best employees they’ll ever have.

According to SCOTUS sex offenders have administrative jobs.
I know abortions have a role to play in worker shortages too. Forging felons is part of the problem, but that productivity loss doesn’t naturally compound the way abortion does to workforce ( potential tax payers) numbers in the long run. Child molestation just isn’t the same human abomination that abortion has been to the whole of the American workforce. I think Americans who are working should send TY NOTES, to those felons “on the sidelines” for driving up the price (wage) of labor by refusing to seek work. See Keynesian Economics.

I hate to say it, but America is turning into a JOKE. “Land of the Free?”

1. America has a larger jail and prison population than China, Russia, and North Korea… COMBINED!

2. About one-third of Americans have a criminal record more severe than traffic violations.

3. About one million American citizens are required to register as sex offenders.

4. Now this: 46% of unemployed American men have criminal convictions.

Again, nothing “free” about America with these facts. Just makes this country seem like a giant SCAM. No wonder the government is trying to limit travel to other countries with International Megan’s Law. As this country turns into third-world status, the corrupt politicians are afraid the one-million registered sex offenders will flee to other, better, countries, perhaps bringing family and relatives along (and adding to the American population decline).

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it’s crazy, I have a job 16+ years at a military warehouse, but I actually applied for 2 different jobs *looking to change careers* and at 1 phone conversation the woman asked simple question(s) and one particular question was if I had any felony convictions, I mentioned to this woman only 1 but was from 1998, she was like we only go back up until 10 years, so actually going this Friday to fill out all applicable paperwork, will take up to 30 days for results, kind of curious to see the results/outcome of the background check,

* UPDATE * I called the public defender office today 2-23-2022 to see if I can get any info/update regarding my petition, luckily I still had her #, so I called & to my surprise she answered, she has no clue or idea but said she was going to contact the district attorney office *kind of like a reminder*,so public defender transfered me to the district attorneys office & to my surprise again she answered, so I asked the district attorney about my personal update & she said she didn’t file yet, in my mind I was like >=[ 7 months wasted & nothing has been done, but I wasn’t home & the district attorney asked for my case # because the system was down *according to her* but I wasn’t home so couldn’t provide until tomorrow

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