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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, Forthcoming

NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-64

37 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2012  

James Jacobs

New York University School of Law

Dimitra Blitsa

Greek National School of Judges

Date Written: November 12, 2012

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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Jacobs, James and Blitsa, Dimitra, US, EU & UK Employment Vetting as Strategy for Preventing Convicted Sex Offenders from Gaining Access to Children (November 12, 2012). European Journal on Crime, Criminal Law & Criminal Justice, Forthcoming; NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-64. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2176897

James B. Jacobs (Contact Author)

New York University School of Law ( email )

40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1099
United States

Dimitra Blitsa

Greek National School of Judges ( email )

Thessaloniki, 55102
Greece

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