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The Case for Expunging Criminal Records

starr-presco.jpg"In recent years, criminal justice reform efforts have increasingly focused on finding policy tools that can lower these barriers. The most powerful potential lever is the expungement of criminal convictions, which seals them from public view, removes them from databases, and neutralizes most of their legal effects." 

Professors J.J. Prescott
and Sonja Starr, in a co-authored op-ed in
The New York Times about the newly released results of the first major empirical study of expungement laws.