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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, November 26, 2012

Jacobs & Blitsa on Employment Vetting of Sex Offenders

Jacobs jamesJames Jacobs (pictured) and Dimitra Blitsa (New York University School of Law) have posted US, EU & UK Employment Vetting as Strategy for Preventing Convicted Sex Offenders from Gaining Access to Children (European Journal on Crime, Criminal Law & Criminal Justice) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

Fear and anxiety about sexual predators who target children has stimulated legal initiatives in the US, EU and UK to encourage/require background screening for public and private sector job applicants and volunteers for positions that afford access to children. This Article examines the political, legal and logistical challenges that such initiatives have and are facing in three important legal regimes.

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