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Background Screening and Investigations by W. Barry Nixon, Kim Kerr

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11 The Other Side of Background Screening

Kenneth Coats, Scott Silverman

Many previously incarcerated persons (PIPs) that have just been released have stopped searching for a job even before they’ve tried because they already believe they have little chance of obtaining a meaningful job. The Chicago Reporter offers an interesting insight regarding the perspective of prison life and its impact on a person, “After years in a crowded and confined environment, a prisoner reacts to the world’s ordinary stresses with despair, hypersensitivity to disrespect, and alternating fearfulness and anger. The regimentation of prison life can erode a person’s capacity to plan an orderly day, navigate the subways, make it to an appointment on time, or respond ...

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