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Inteligator Tips

  1. 1. ==== ====Perform Instant Background Checks with – Report will include information fromCriminal and Civil Records! ====The Center For Democracy & Technology conducts surveys of the practices of federal, stateand local courts in making information public via the Internet. It finds a wide variety of practicesand policies, and an important, nearly singular trend. Courts and other government backgroundcheck services are making their records available to anyone via the Internet, often for free.Free background checks are being offered by many government sources. Are background checksbecoming an "open source" service?Governments are making records available that span statewide background check services tomany instances of single jurisdictions, such as county-level courts, providing Internet access totheir records. Some governments provide access to both criminal and civil records while othersrestrict users access to records that may contain sensitive background check information. Andwhile some governments offer free comprehensive access to their background check services,many others charge users a range of fees for Internet access.On the one hand, moving to post background check services to the Internet represents a hushedupheaval in transparency and accountability for both individuals and government, part of a rapidlyshifting social reality. Public access to electronic court background check services provides aconvenient way for the public to broaden government checks and balances and ensure thefairness and equality of its operations.Concurrent to the trend towards background check transparency, governments are struggling tofind balance, such as balancing privacy and accountability. What information should be availableInternet? Many governments make judicial opinions at the appellate levels freely available Internetbut do not offer Internet access to trial court proceedings, which generally contain more detailedand sensitive evidence. Others offer access to trial court dockets and a variety of other informationat the trial level. Should a distinction be drawn between civil cases and criminal background checkaccess? Another set of issues concern cost. Is it appropriate to charge for Internet access? Doesa subscription or fee-based system unfairly discriminate against those who cannot afford fees forbackground check services? Do fees exclude everyday citizens? Questions like these pose asignificant challenge to governments attempting to design background check services.In addition to exclusions that may be caused by background check fees, theres a knowledge gap.Very few citizens are aware that the information is available to them, much less what type or howto find it. Yet, for example, the entire Federal Court System is open to all. A search can lead tothe federal governments registry for all federal criminal, civil, bankruptcy and tax cases, forexample. The federal registry charges 8-cents per search.
  2. 2. County courthouse websites can be located, many of which offer free searches of criminal, civiland traffic court cases. Also, Secretary Of State records can be accessed, giving users freebackground check information on business ownership and transactions.In addition the web offers articles on important issues and laws, such as those surrounding privacyrights. Guideline for conducting background checks can also be found.It provides anyone with the ability to search and locate individuals and businesses, criminal andcivil court records, property records, bankruptcies, liens, judgments, tax cases, business records,employment histories, federal government exclusion lists, OFAC records, FDA debarment records,healthcare sanctions records -- in short, information to conduct a thorough backgroundbackground check.There remains quite a bit of secrecy and misunderstanding surrounding background checks. Inpart because it was long the domain of private investigators who kept the tricks of the trade tothemselves, such as the mythology "nationwide criminal records databases" that report criminalrecords from every jurisdiction in the United States. No such background check exists.Many commercial background check companies offer database searches that cover manyjurisdictions in the majority of states, but they are all incomplete. Commercial nationwide criminalrecords databases can cover a lot of ground and inexpensively. So, they are worthwhile. However,they may not include the jurisdiction needed. The FBIs Criminal Justice Information ServicesDivision manages the National Crime Information Center, a database of nationwide criminalrecords. It is the most complete source of records, yet even it is not perfect. Most misdemeanorsare not included in the database and many county and state records never make their way to theFBI. En route to the FBI from counties and states there are breakdowns in the process.All this to say, you can do your own, free background checks. However, its not alwaysstraightforward, you may need to do some homework to do it right.Research Source: The Background Checkepedia []Lee E HillArticle Source:
  3. 3. ==== ====Perform Instant Background Checks with – Report will include information fromCriminal and Civil Records! ====