Expunging the ‘Scarlet Letter’ of Arrest, Conviction Records

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Jurisdictions should consider expanding the types of criminal record information that are eligible for expungement, and provide incentives to stop discrimination based on criminal records, argues a paper published by the Harvard Law and Policy Review.

Although several states have enacted laws to expand “the range of expungement remedies” available to people with criminal records, the laws have not provided sufficient relief for people who face . . .

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