State-Mandated Criminal Background Employment Screening : A High Stakes Window into the Desistance Process, New York, 2008-2009 Shawn Bushway, Megan Kurlychek

Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2018.
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These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were received from the data depositor. The files have been zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed except for the removal of direct identifiers. Users should refer to the accompanying readme file for a brief description of the files available with this collection and consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed. This study examines criminal background checks that were carried out by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) for individuals with criminal history records who have been provisionally hired to work as unlicensed direct care employees in the long term care industry. These individuals applied for jobs in this industry for the first time in 2008 and 2009. This information was then augmented with criminal history information provided by the NY Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). The collection contains 1 Stata data file (Criminal_background_check.dta (n=7209; 40 variables)).Cf:
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Geographic coverage
  • New York (state)
  • United States
Funding information
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice 2012-MU-MU-0048
Methodology note
Individuals with conviction records who initiated their first state-mandated criminal background check process for direct access care positions in New York State's healthcare industry in 2008 or 2009.
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