Fact & Fiction
By Danny Davila, Executive Director
It’s important to understand the difference between fact and fiction. First, let’s agree there is not a single data source to provide all criminal history appropriate for pre-employment reports. Criminal history is assembled
by county court record systems. A consumer reporting agency such as GroupOne Background Screening can obtain the information directly from
the courts. The “urban myth” of having a single criminal data source was created by vendors who claimed they could provide millions of items at the click of a button.
Fact No. 1:
such data is stale, dated and unverified
Don’t get me wrong, there are some advantages when collecting instant criminal data. For example, you can save time, money and labor.