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Not long after you apply to a job, you get called in for an interview. After a few rounds of speaking to hiring managers and department heads go well, you are tentatively offered a position, but first you need to pass a criminal background check. Only once this comes back clean will you receive a definite job offer. While background checks examining criminal records may be considered invasive by the job applicant, it reduces negligent hiring by an employer.

An employer wants to make the best decision possible in choosing from a pool of candidates. Those who are not qualified in skills and experience are cut earlier, and conducting criminal background checks on all remaining job candidates helps a hiring manager shrink this pool even further.

Background and Criminal Records Checks provided by DataCheck

Not all background checks are the same, and several types of criminal records may be examined. If you are asked to approve a criminal background check, here are the types of investigations an employer may conduct:

California Prison Records

Criminal records from all counties in California are examined for convictions leading to incarceration in a state prison.

Criminal Offender Profile Summary

State and county criminal records for 41 states and sex offender registries are combed for any charges.

Federal District Court Criminal Searches

Criminal records from one or more of 90 U.S. Federal District Courts are scoured for federal offenses, such as fraud, counterfeiting, money laundering, wire tapping, and similar charges.

Federal Prison Incarceration Search

Records are examined for any time a job candidate spent in a U.S. Federal Prison.

Felony/Misdemeanor Criminal Searches

Records from municipal and superior court levels in a county are searched for convictions and pending cases. Each charge, either a felony or misdemeanor, is listed with the date, pleas, and disposition, including the time served, fines, and probation.

The Global Report

This background check is a Patriot Act name search examining U.S. and foreign sanctions and watch lists. Multiple FBI lists are searched.

Interpol Fugitives Wanted List

Federal, state, and local criminal records are searched for wanted persons with warrants to stand trial or for existing convictions.

OFAC Foreign Nationals Search

A list of names of individuals whom the United States government has sanctions against is searched.

Sex Offender Searches

State databases are searched to find out if a candidate is a registered sex offender.

Statewide Criminal Record Search

State criminal records are examined for various charges. For each, the type, date of charge, pleas, and disposition, including the time served, fines, and probation information, are listed.

Social Security Number TRACE Report/Validation

Current and prior addresses for an applicant are revealed and serve as a reference point for more concentrated criminal record searches in states and counties.

Criminal records are not the only information background checks examine. Once you approve a company to investigate your background, your employment and education histories, credit, driving records, and past names and addresses may all be examined and compiled.

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