Companies call on Imperative Information Group to research the backgrounds of:
While we work with each client to identify the risks associated with introducing new people into their workplace, we recommend the following thorough criminal background investigation include the following research items:
This search of private information sources provides a strong indication as to whether the name and date of birth provided by the applicant match the information in the files of credit bureaus, driver licensing bureaus, and commercial firms. It will also suggest maiden names or other aliases that should be researched, as well as previous addresses used by the applicant.
County Criminal Research
We suggest that we conduct research in each county associated with the applicant. All names associated with the applicant, within reason, will be searched. This research will include, at a minimum, all cases filed in the last 10 years.
State Criminal Records and Sex Offender Registry Research
In association with county research, we will also conduct research in every state associated with the applicant. Every state offers different means of conducting research at the state level. In almost every case, the state criminal records research is less accurate and less complete than research conducted at the county level. Because these records are often incomplete or otherwise inaccurate, we will conduct county criminal research for any records found at the state level to confirm that the records are being reported correctly by the state agency.
Federal District Criminal Research
This research will identify any federal criminal cases (typically violations of federal criminal laws or interstate criminal cases) filed in the federal districts associated with the applicant.
Multi-Jurisdictional Criminal Records Database Research
This research is used as a “safety net” search, possibly identifying criminal records in jurisdictions not researched because they were not associated with the applicant’s residential history. This is a database composed of criminal records purchased from private data sources and other criminal record sources. Although it is often sold as a “nationwide” search, it is not. This search is only useful for identifying potential cases related to the applicant. If records are found with this database, we will verify the case at the county level to confirm the details of the records, as required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
We work with each client to identify the information requirements unique to their business priorities and then meet those requirements within legal and ethical guidelines.