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Criminal Background Check From Inquiries Screening

The Pinnacle of Accurate, Complete Criminal Background Screening

Many companies in our industry merely check one county repository when a criminal background check is requested by a client. This will never satisfy our standards for accuracy. Felony records are maintained in a separate repository in more than 50 percent of the 3,007 counties in the United States. Inquiries Screening conducts a multiple-repository search, including a third level when municipal courts are appropriate. An investigative audit confirms record accuracy, with a review for legal dissemination under state, federal, and international law.

Criminal History Background Reports You Can Rely On  

In addition to a multiple-repository search, Inquiries Screening also accesses the original source at court repositories. Inquiries Screening reviews applicant-identifying information up to five times. Our attention to detail in every criminal history check has yielded an impressive 99.9993 percent accuracy rate — adding to the confidence and assurance that you have screened the right candidate and minimizing your exposure to liability.

Inquiries Screening always ensures accuracy and FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) compliance by perfecting the criminal record. We will never report the raw results of an inadequate database search, and we verify all potentially adverse information through secondary documentation or sources.

Although 40 states offer statewide criminal history record checks because their records have been deemed public by acts of legislatures, Inquiries Screening can only recommend 15 of them. Our clients rely on our researched experience of approved sources to avoid a deficient repository that may fail to detect a serious criminal history record. That’s another reason why many of our clients have been with us for over 30 years.

State and County Criminal History Check

Inquiries Screening conducts a statewide and/or county-level Criminal History Record Search (CHRC) per name, per jurisdiction. The criminal history check is based on client specifications and derived from provided and/or developed names and provided and/or developed residential, employment and/or educational addresses. Each CHRC includes a minimum seven-year search of felony and misdemeanor records (even if the records are housed in separate repositories) and reports of convictions and any pending prosecutions, as allowed by law.

Federal Criminal History Check

Inquiries Screening conducts a federal district criminal history records check per name, per district. The search is based on client specifications and derived from provided and/or developed names and provided and/or developed residential, employment, and/or educational addresses for the specified time scope. Search includes federal-level convictions and any prosecutions pending. Adverse information derived from the federal pointer system is subjected to additional confirmation before it is reported to ensure that it is current, accurate, and complete.

Criminal Information Supplemental Database Check

Inquiries Screening conducts a search of a proprietary multistate database that consists of several hundred million current and historical arrest, felony, misdemeanor, incarceration, conviction, fugitive, escapee, absconder, and probation records on millions of offenders. Although this search is intended as an added level of research, neither Inquiries Screening's supplemental criminal database nor that of any competitor should be considered a “national criminal history check.” In the event of a hit or potential hit during the background screening, Inquiries Screening ensures accuracy and FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) compliance by creating and completing an additional county and/or statewide search based on the preliminary “pointer” information provided through this database. Search should be conducted on provided and developed names.

Civil Federal Litigation Check

A federal district Civil Litigation Record Check is based on provided names and the location of provided residences and/or employment for a specified period of time. Additional residences or names discovered through a Credit History Check or Social Security Number Check can also be searched at the client’s request.

Civil State Litigation Check

A Civil Litigation Record Check is performed in upper-level state courts, based on provided names and the location of provided residences and/or employment for a specified period. Additional residences or names discovered through a Credit History Check or Social Security Number Check can also be searched at the client’s request. Checks can also be completed for the applicant’s work or school address. All searches are researched and reported with full adherence to state and federal laws.

Sex Offender Registry Check

A search of appropriate sex offender registry databases is conducted during every background screening to return registration status if a record is found. Inquiries Screening offers three methods for researching sex offender registries:

  1. A search of each individual state registry using search parameters set by the client to cover the requested scope of years and addresses
  2. A database search of all 50 state registries combined with the Supplemental Criminal database search
  3. A stand-alone database search of all 50 states

When conducting the database searches, it’s important to note that 13 states do not include date of birth, age, or year of birth in the supplemental data that is commercially available from any source. Inquiries Screening will perfect any name match with further research conducted directly with the state or appropriate courts.