Employers are less likely to hire people who have a criminal record probably doesn't seem like breaking news to most people and hence why we found this study so ridiculous.
And it wasn't just a university or a think tank conducting the study, but rather the U.S. Department of Justice. We don't even want to think about the kind of taxpayer money that was spent. At least it's not Canadian taxpayer money.
The study shows one third of American adults have been arrested by age 23 and those who have a criminal record are significantly less likely to get a job, according to Collegiate Times. But what's even worse than having a criminal record is trying to cover it up.
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"I really want to emphasize that the student has to be completely honest," said Him Henderson, associate director of employer relations at Virginia Tech, to the outlet. "What gets the students in trouble more often than the actual offense is trying to hide theRead More »from The week in silly studies: Criminal record reduces job prospects