Excerpted from brbpublications.com, by Michael Sankey

Employers and state occupation licensing boards often depend on states’ criminal record repositories as primary resources when performing a criminal record background checks. However, employers and boards may not realize that a search of these record repositories may not be as accurate and complete as assumed, regardless if fingerprints are submitted.

There are three key reasons why the completeness, consistency, and accuracy of state criminal record repositories could be suspect—
1. Timeliness of Receiving Arrest and Disposition Data;
2. Timeliness of Entering Arrest and Disposition Data into the Repository;
3. Inability to Match Dispositions with Existing Arrest Records.

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