Shella Gardezi published How do long pardon waiting periods affect people? in Updates 2018-05-15 11:53:13 -0700
When the Conservative government raised minimum waiting periods for Record Suspensions, there was no evidence of any reduction in crime rates or recidivism.
The one area where an obvious impact occurred was in the number of Record Suspension applications filed. There was a 40 percent drop in Record Suspension applications between 2012, the year the wait times were increased and 2013. In addition to the extended wait times, the new fee of $631 also created an obstacle for many.Read more