Employment consequences of criminal behaviour: Double punishment or just deserts?

  • Pittard, Marilyn (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Bagaric, Mirko (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Leader-Elliott, Ian (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Description

Employment deprivations are hardships often consequent upon findings of criminal guilt and additional to criminal sanctions imposed by the courts - a convicted person may be dismissed from employment or ineligible to apply for certain jobs, particularly public sector positions. There are no settled legal principles governing inter-play between criminal behaviour and employment status and opportunities. Unfairness may result, as the offence effectively attracts a 'double' punishment; an offender's rehabilitative prospects are impeded; social and economic burdens ensue. The project aims to develop comprehensive policy guidelines concerning the appropriate connection between criminal behaviour and employment status for courts, governments and employers.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0331/12/04

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD69,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD59,332.00