Criminal background checks have long been used in America, as a way to find out the truth about someones past. They not only show you what really happened in someones history, but they also give you the ability to judge someones personality and character. This is great, but the problem is that these background checks can be extremely difficult to do, so where can you get them?
All background checks are made up of details about people which are found in public records. These are small files which the government stores about you, at certain times of your life. Everything from when you were born, when you were married to how many criminal convictions you've had, are all stored on file as a public record. A background check simply takes these records (and some other information) and puts them into an easy-to-read document that shows you everything about them.
However, these checks were extremely difficult to perform before the Internet. Because public information is all stored local to where it was produced, people would have records stored all over America. This means that traditional background companies had to actually spend a lot of time manually finding the details they needed for a background check. Someone could have information stored in Florida, Texas and California, meaning the company would have to go to all of those states to find enough information for the background check.
Luckily, there's a mucheasier way of doing criminal background checks now. All you need to do is log onto one of the popular background check websites and then type in your target's name into the search boxes on their homepage. These websites are relatively new, and work by storing all the public records they can find in America.