Bringing Home the Bacon: The Role of Implicit Emotional Attitude on Hiring Ex-Offenders

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Rebecca Lange , University of Cincinnati
This study investigates the effects of implicit emotional attitude on an employer’s decision to employ an ex-offender. Employment plays a vital role in reducing chances of recidivism and implementing pro-social behaviors. Changing implicit bias and stigmas about hiring ex-offenders benefits both ex-offenders and society.