In the article, “Does the Concentration of Parolees in a Community Impact Employer Attitudes Toward the Hiring of Ex-Offenders?” Armstrong examined the likelihood of whether an employer would hire individuals who had spent time in the criminal justice system based on the overall concentration of ex-offenders living in that geographic area. Armstrong and her co-author conducted mail surveys and follow-up telephone calls with a random sample of businesses that typically employ ex-offenders within 12 Texas zip-codes (six high parolee concentrations, six low parolee concentrations). The authors found that concentration of ex-offenders in a geographic area was not a significant barrier to employment. The authors recommended that social policies focus on encouraging job growth in these labor markets, rather than focusing on disbursing the geographic concentration of ex-offenders for purposes of finding employment. This study recommends that employment programs for ex-offenders could utilize these findings to inform their work, targeting younger business owners, those who have previously hired ex-offenders and those employers who have had experience with the criminal justice system, as these employers are more likely to hold a favorable opinion of hiring ex-offenders. Overall, Armstrong found that the stigma of hiring those who have spent time in the prison system is much less than previously thought.