Criminal Background Check reports are records that comprise details of a person’s criminal past including everything from misdemeanors and felonies to pending charges and even acquitted charges.
Criminal Records are compiled and updated on local, state, and federal levels by various law enforcement agencies. The primary goal of keeping these records is to present a comprehensive criminal history. Criminal histories are maintained by law enforcement agencies in all levels of government. Local police departments, sheriffs' offices, and specialty police agencies may maintain their own internal databases. On the state level, state police, troopers, highway patrol, correctional agencies, and other law enforcement agencies also maintain separate databases.
Law enforcement agencies often share this information with other similar enforcement agencies and this information is usually made available to the public. They may be used for many purposes, mostly for background checks including identification, employment, security clearance, adoption, immigration/international travel/visa, licensing, assistance in developing suspects in an ongoing criminal investigation, and for enhanced sentencing in criminal prosecutions.
With a large number of people re-locating, moving or hiding all over the USA, knowing where people have previously lived, worked etc. helps verify an application applicant’s documentation and verbal explanations allow for proper due diligence like performing a criminal history check & address history background check where applicants have actually lived.
When hiring a candidate, you want to know if the applicant has been convicted of a crime that would prevent your company from hiring them or your apartment community from renting to such a criminal. Criminal Background checks allow companies to find out any criminal activities associated to applicant’s SSN or addresses. Information related to all the alias names, maiden names etc. also needs to be verified to validate the applicant is genuine. A detailed background information leads to better judgments when it comes to hiring a candidate.
Credential Research's® solution for your Criminal Background check procedures and methods are developed by years of experienced researchers strictly utilizing State and Federal FCRA standards. Credential Research’s® online web based address history trace helps employers, renters, non-for profit organizations, communities, families and individuals ensure that the people they hire, rent-to, encounter and/or deal with not only have a legitimate social security number, but that the address they said they lived at and the legal name they claim to be match the information returned in the address history trace and criminal history check results.