Criminal Record Question on College Applications
The criminal justice has gradually shifted from simply punishing to correcting offenders to make them better suited for society upon release. Current trends in technology and education is demanding the need for educational and rehabilitation programs for offenders. The issue of educating current former inmates always sparks controversy.
indicate the government has advised colleges to rethink their questions about criminal records on applications. According to analysts, these questions are meant to demand responses that will deem an individual unfit or a threat to the college community. The Obama administration is constantly advocating for higher education opportunities for former inmates. They also recommend that questions about prior criminal records should be asked after a student receives an acceptance. This way students won't be denied admission based on their criminal records.