Job searching with a history of drugs and crime

Eley, Susan (2007) Job searching with a history of drugs and crime. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 46 2: 162-175. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2311.2007.00463.x

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Author Eley, Susan
Title Job searching with a history of drugs and crime
Journal name The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0265-5527
Publication date 2007-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-2311.2007.00463.x
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 46
Issue 2
Start page 162
End page 175
Total pages 14
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publisher Basil Blackwell for the Howard League
Language eng
Subject 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Abstract This article explores the experiences and aspirations of offenders with histories of substance misuse in job searching. The analysis is based upon qualitative data from a localised study of 27 men and two women who were undertaking community-based court orders in Scotland. Their perspectives on job searching, job-readiness and aspirations for sustained employment including the role of self-employment are presented. The article concludes that with adequate support, greater tolerance and flexibility by employers and job searchers could contribute to reducing the vicious cycle of suspicion and dishonesty. Policy action needs to be sustained and possibly augmented to include enterprise training.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Mon, 08 Oct 2007, 15:03:43 EST by Dr Susan Eley Morris on behalf of School of Social Science