Journal article

Public attitudes towards the employment of ex-offenders with a disability

Adrian Darakai, Andrew Day, Joe Graffam

JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES AND OFFENDING BEHAVIOUR | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Purpose: Ex-prisoners often face significant challenges in their efforts to find meaningful and stable work, undermining their chances of successful reintegration back into the community. These problems are likely to be compounded for those who have an intellectual disability (ID), given evidence that the disabled generally experience high levels of discrimination when applying for and maintaining jobs. The purpose of this paper is to determine whether members of the public hold different attitudes and expectations towards the employment of ex-offenders who have an ID and a history of criminal offending. Design/methodology/approach: Samples of 642 participants, recruited via social media, we..

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