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Thinking “Beyond the Box”

The use of criminal records in college admissions

Posted: September 28, 2017
Authors: Judith Scott-Clayton
Organizations: The Brookings Institution

Inquiries into a student’s criminal history on college applications may pose a significant barrier to enrollment, says a report from the Brookings Institution. At the same time, colleges and universities need to balance issues of college access against legitimate campus safety and liability concerns, the report states.

Thinking “Beyond the Box”