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									Criminal background check

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Summary:
Background   checks are a useful screening and selection tool for
companies.   Of the many types of background checks, criminal background
checks are   routinely carried out by employers to ensure that they are not
courting a   risk of physical and mental trauma.


Keywords:
criminal background check, software


Article Body:
Background checks are a useful screening and selection tool for
companies. Of the many types of background checks, criminal background
checks are routinely carried out by employers to ensure that they are not
courting a risk of physical and mental trauma. In fact, in several states
in the U.S, criminal background checks are compulsory for prospects who
apply for positions in places such as nursing homes, educational
institutions, and adult care centers.

Firms that do background checks have access to records in county
courthouses and databases in various states that contain information on
those convicted or charged with felony, misdemeanor, or criminal act.
Upon receiving a request from a client, the firm researches the county
records of the individual’s place of residence. The information required
for initiating a search includes the first, middle, and last names,
social security number, date of birth, and county of residence. The
results can be obtained from county, state, and federal resources.

The most detailed information is usually obtained from the county courts;
it can include criminal charges, dates, the sentence, and disposition.
County courts also provide dockets and supporting information upon
request. The amount and detail of information available in repositories
across states in the U.S can vary. The information supplied will be a
compilation of records gathered from police departments and the local
courts. For information on criminal acts that take place outside a state
or local jurisdiction, federal records are referred. The criminal
activities covered in federal records include drug trafficking, dealing
in stolen materials, kidnapping, arson, and dacoity. The time required
for obtaining information from the county and federal records can vary
from one to three days. The turnaround time for information from state
records varies with the state.

Background checks can also be requested from government organizations
such as the Department of Justice. The information provided is limited to
criminal history information and will not provide data on the status of
immigration and consumer credit data. Since there is no national database
on criminals, the most effective way of obtaining information on
criminals is through person-to-person communication between the
background check company and the court house. Although low-tech, this is
a quick method for unearthing relevant criminal information about an
individual with reference to a particular job.

								
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