Criminal Record Services
Why Do a Criminal Record Check?
At Global Verification Network, we believe that neglecting to conduct a criminal background check of potential employees is foolhardy. Why? Because hiring the wrong person exposes your business to theft, violence and negligent-hiring lawsuits. A professionally conducted, comprehensive criminal screening helps your business remain safe and solvent. We offer the most accurate and thorough criminal background checks in the business, customized to meet your business requirements.
Why Global Verification Network?
Numerous rules and regulations govern the use of criminal history checks. Misuse of criminal background records exposes your business to the risk of a lawsuit. Is the criminal record reportable? Do you have the correct information to make a hiring decision using criminal background information? Global Verification Network has the expertise and experience to conduct these checks legally and fairly.
Global Verification Network conducts the most robust criminal record check possible via physical and/or electronic methods. For several reasons, we recommend utilizing more than one type of criminal history check to get a complete picture of the applicant. Limiting the records search to a particular state or geographic area can result in missed information if a crime was committed in another area. And because the various jurisdictions in the U.S. don’t necessarily communicate with each other, you need to expand your background screening to encompass various types of governmental entities.
What are Our Sources of Criminal Background Information?
Global Verification Network offers the following types of criminal background research services. In all cases, upon completion of the research, we verify and report all available felony and misdemeanor conviction records in accordance with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), if applicable.
County Criminal Records
County records, which can date back seven years, are a comprehensive source for uncovering felonies and misdemeanors in more than 3,400 county courts in the U.S.
State Criminal Records
We search state police records and/or state criminal records databases (as available) in the applicant’s state(s) of residence to uncover crimes committed by the applicant.
Federal Criminal Records
Crimes in a federal criminal record include offenses that are prosecuted in federal court. These include embezzlement, bank robbery, transportation of stolen goods, counterfeiting, tax evasion, mail and wire fraud, kidnapping and more.
National Criminal Records
This search discloses crimes committed outside of the areas in which the applicant has lived. National records are a compilation of the criminal records from municipal, circuit, district and superior court repositories, as well as the Departments of Corrections, Bureaus of Investigations and more.
Prohibited and Restricted Parties Search
This search yields the names of known terrorists, narcotics traffickers, illegal weapons traders, money launderers and people subject to an economic sanctions program. You cannot hire individuals whose names appear on this list.
Sex Offender Registry Research
The National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) is a national database of sexual offender records from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Global Verification Network is vigilant about verifying the accuracy of any registered sex offender record before reporting it.
Federal Bankruptcy Records
A search of these records is undertaken to identify applicants who have adjudicated cases of bankruptcy, because this may reveal a propensity for financial mismanagement.
Driving habits are subject to criminal recording, too. Serious driving-related incidents, such as DWI/DUI and reckless driving, are identified because an applicant’s unsafe driving can increase your risk.
Civil Upper and Lower Courts
Global Verification Network identifies individuals who have been involved in product liability, breach of contract and/or small claims lawsuits.
We review the foreign background of a potential hire, or conduct international searches to help you evaluate applicants for your organization’s global locations.
Retail Theft Database
Global Verification Network has access to a database of more than 500,000 records of employee theft and shoplifting. These incidents were submitted by 500 member companies and may not be available in public records.