Record Searches Online
Before employing a new worker,
consider a quick search of criminal records
Presently, a lot of people
with criminal backgrounds walk the streets freely. Even though these
person's have completed jail time and re-joined society, the odds of
them engaging in future criminal activity are high.
In fact, many persons
incarcerated are repeat offenders. For this matter, it pays to be a
little cautious. Searching criminal records is simple. Many websites
and organizations recognize the usefulness of knowing the background
of our neighbor's and employees. Hence, a number of online websites
offer tools for conducting free searches. Consider the following
how-to tips for searching criminal records online.
• Federal Bureau of Prisons: Searching criminal records are also
useful when trying to find a missing person. In rare cases, missing
people with criminal histories can be found incarcerated in one of
the state's federal prisons. Each criminal or inmate confined in a
prison is recorded with the Federal Bureau of Prison. Begin
searching for a criminal by visiting http://www.bop.gov/. Search
criteria include searching by facility name or inmate name. If
choosing to search facilities, complete fields for facility name,
city, state, and type. Search results will include the name,
address, and phone number of all prisons located within a chosen
state. Using the inmate locator tool for searching criminal records
may be easier. To begin, enter the person's first and last name. You
may provide additional information such as sex, race, and age.
Matches will include inmate's full name, age, identification number,
release date, and location.
• Federal Bureau of Investigation: The FBI's Most Wanted includes a
detail description of all wanted criminals. This website is useful
for locating information about some of the most notorious criminals.
Visitors to the website can search the Top Ten Fugitives, Unknown
Bank Robbers, Recent Crime Alerts, etc. There is also links to
Missing Children and Adults, Featured Fugitives, and Parental
Kidnappings. Visit http://www.fbi.gov/wanted.htm, and begin
searching criminals. The FBI includes multiple photos of all
criminals listed, offenses, past criminal activity, and detail
description. Criminal descriptions include race, sex, weight,
height, eyes, and any known scars or birthmarks. Age progression
photographs are used for criminals who committed crimes years ago.
There is a reward for the majority of criminals listed on the FBI
website. Reward and contact information follows each criminal
• SexualOffenders.com: Before hiring an employee, perform a quick
search with a sexual offender database. There are numerous websites
available online that offer free information on person's convicted
and charged with a sex crime. To begin your search, visit http://www.sexualoffenders.com.
Choose a state to search. You have the option of searching the
entire state's registry, or searching by county. The chosen link
will direct you to the state or county's Department of Public Safety
website. This webpage includes many search options. If searching sex
offender records, complete fields for last name, city, and zip code.
Any matches will include information on the person's offense and
conviction date. Furthermore, the Department of Public Safety
website is useful for searching missing people, fugitives, and amber