The Scarlet Letter of a criminal record is ruinous to its holder and counterproductive to public safety + economics:

The Scarlet Letter of a criminal record is ruinous to its holder and counterproductive to public safety + economics:
December 19, 2016 WPAdmin

Steve Norman and the tragic irony of criminal rehabilitation

Having a job is a significant stabilizing factor in preventing or reducing criminal behaviour but having a criminal record is a major obstacle to finding a job.

Steve Norman at home in Fenelon Falls Ont. His story of the difficulty of finding a job after serving time in jail is typical for the thousands of Ontarians looking to find work, housing or education because of previous involvement with the law, write Paula Osmok and Graham Brown.  (FRED THORNHILL / FOR THE TORONTO STAR)  

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