Collateral Consequences of a Conviction and Circuits of Exclusion

  • Margaret Fitzgerald O’Reilly


This chapter focuses upon the informal collateral consequences of a conviction. A criminal record can inhibit access to socially inclusive activities such as employment, housing, and travel. The problem of reintegrating into society is augmented by the offender label and by the fact that a criminal conviction remains permanently upon the individual’s record. The law can encourage such marginalisation by preventing individuals from overcoming criminogenic factors such as unemployment. These issues and more are explored in this chapter.


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  • Margaret Fitzgerald O’Reilly
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  1. 1.University of LimerickLimerickIreland

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