32 CFR § 147.12 - Guideline J - Criminal conduct.

§ 147.12 Guideline J - Criminal conduct.

(a) The concern. A history or pattern of criminal activity creates doubt about a person's judgment, reliability and trustworthiness.

(b) Conditions that could raise a security concern and may be disqualifying include: (1) Allegations or admissions of criminal conduct, regardless of whether the person was formally charged;

(2) A single serious crime or multiple lesser offenses.

(c) Conditions that could mitigate security concerns include: (1) The criminal behavior was not recent;

(2) The crime was an isolated incident;

(3) The person was pressured or coerced into committing the act and those pressures are no longer present in that person's life;

(4) The person did not voluntarily commit the act and/or the factors leading to the violation are not likely to recur;

(5) Acquittal;

(6) There is clear evidence of successful rehabilitation.

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