Franklin Zimring (U.C. Berkeley) writes: “This is the first sustained and analytic look at profoundly important policy on criminal records. In accessible prose, Jacobs provides a guide for legal and criminal justice scholars, practitioners and advocates, and anyone concerned with privacy, employment policy, and race relations. A very important book.” Milton Heumann (Rutgers University) writes: “James Jacobs is a brilliant policy analyst, carefully and cleverly examining different sides of the criminal records debate.”