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What’s in a Name?

Posted in Frequently Asked Questions on 11/02/2009

Have you ever wondered why BackTrack contacts your company or your applicants to get a correct spelling of a name or to ask if the applicant has used any other names in the past?  Simple.  Most records are still stored by your applicant’s name.  Criminal records, school records, and many…

Annual Criminal and Driving Check Program

Posted in News Articles on 08/07/2009

You did a background check on your employees before they started working with your company, and they passed your screening criteria.  You are done, right?  Wrong. Smart employers understand that an annual screening program which includes criminal checks and/or driving records can help save their company from embarrassment or liability…

Updated Department of Justice Criminal Records Statistics

Posted in News Articles on 02/06/2009

Are you checking your applicants’ criminal backgrounds as thoroughly as possible to help protect your company from a negligent hiring lawsuit?  Here are some updated statistics from the United States Department of Justice. Almost nine out of every ten jail inmates were adult males. Prisoners convicted of a violent offense…

Federal Crimes

Posted in News Articles on 12/04/2008

Federal Crimes Some startling facts from the U.S. Department of Justice regarding Federal Crimes: The proportion of those convicted in Federal court who are sentenced to prison has been increasing. Of cases concluded in Federal district court since 1989, drug cases have increased at the greatest rate. U.S. attorneys opened…

Does BackTrack conduct nationwide felony checks?

Posted in Frequently Asked Questions on 02/07/2008

Does BackTrack conduct nationwide felony checks? How do you obtain this information and how current is it? BackTrack has access to the most current and up-to-date records in every county in the, and internationally. Our network of sources is comprised of a primary researcher and multiple back-ups who are able…

Why does BackTrack need date of birth?

Posted in Frequently Asked Questions on 09/07/2007

We use the date of birth for identification purposes, especially for criminal records and education verifications. Criminal records are checked first by the candidate’s name.  If there is a match by name, we use the date of birth to determine if the records belong to your candidate or to someone else.  Many…

Startling Criminal Record Facts

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on

Are you checking your candidate’s criminal background as thoroughly as possible to protect your employees and your company? Here are some startling Department of Justice Statistics: In 2004, State and Federal courts convicted a combined total of nearly 1,145,000 adults of felonies — State courts convicted an estimated 1,079,000 adults and…