Evaluating the Benefits of Pardons: New from Criminological Highlights

August 25, 2020 by Cate MacLeod

An estimated 3.8 million Canadians have criminal records. Criminal records impede people’s abilities to obtain housing and employment – key factors related to reducing re-offending. Yet in Canada, obtaining a pardon (or “record suspension”) has been made more costly and difficult to obtain.

Read more about why restricting pardons may be counter-productive to offender reintegration and ultimately, public safety in a new special issue of Criminological Highlights: Evaluating the Benefits of Pardons: An Overview of Criminological Highlights Summaries of Research Related to Pardons


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