Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records: How Do People Stop Committing Crimes?

Can criminal justice reform help people with a record get and keep a job, or better yet, a career?

In this Events @ RAND podcast based on the Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records Symposium held at RAND in 2019, senior policy researcher Shawn D. Bushway says that a better understanding of desistance—how and when people with criminal records stop offending—may be the key. Economist Priscillia Hunt moderates.

This is part one in a four-part series. Part two is available here, part three is available here, and part four is available here.

Shawn Bushway

Priscillia Hunt

Economist
RAND Corporation

Shawn Bushway

Shawn D. Bushway, Ph.D.

Senior Policy Researcher
RAND Corporation

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