Is expungement a good thing?
A photo poll
Published: Monday, February 6, 2012
Updated: Monday, February 6, 2012 12:02
"I don't think that a person should have that over their heads especially after they have paid their debts. There is a stigma attached to having a record, and that makes it harder to mesh into society."
"If the crime is violent that might not be good for society, but smaller crimes, like a simple act of vandalism, and so on, should be okay to be expunged later."
"It depends on the crime, some crimes are unforgivable and the public should be aware of them. There are other things that might be on the record that could be misleading to someone reviewing them."
"In some cases, people have been wrongfully convicted. Those people should not have a record of something that they did not do."