One purpose of this study was to see how frequent
legal problems were for a group of Veterans
with spinal cord injury who were seeking employment.
There was a high rate of arrests and convictions:
more than 47% reported at least one past arrest
and more than 25% reported at least one felony
conviction. A second purpose of the study was to see
whether legal history negatively affected employment
in this group of Veterans. The findings suggest
that Veterans with a higher rate of felony conviction
do have a lower rate of employment.
Volume 51 Number 10, 2014
Pages 1497 — 1504
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