Punishment in Instalments: Understanding and Navigating the Disclosure and Conviction Process

Disclosure of past convictions has a major impact on a person’s access to employment, education and volunteering opportunities. People who have ‘ done their time’ whether in prison or in the community often find that the disclosure system, designed to protect the public, can also prevent people from moving on.

The report by CJS Policy Apprentice Kim McGuigan is a case study on a person’s experience of navigating the current disclosure system ,in particular the removal of a spent conviction. It includes some recommendations which CJS hopes will inform future policy development on disclosure and has been shared with colleagues at Disclosure Scotland.

Punishment in Installments June 2019

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