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Asked by: gollum9701-ga
List Price: $20.00
01 Jul 2006 05:06 PDT
Expires: 31 Jul 2006 05:06 PDT
Question ID: 742568
Is there a web site(s) I can go to for negative information on a particular person (e.g., arrests, convictions, violation of other norms that would generally be considered negative information). This would not be for celebrities.
Re: Bad Boys
Answered By: kriswrite-ga on 01 Jul 2006 08:45 PDT
Hello gollum~ There are several ways to look up a person's criminal record, if they have one. However, there is no single national source that people outside law enforcement may use. A good place to start is the Federal Bureau of Prisons ( http://www.bop.gov/ ) The website maintains a database of men and women who've served time in Federal prison, from 1982 forward. To search records before 1982, the website also has instructions and forms for filing a Freedom of Information Act request. You can also search the National Sex Offender Public Registry at http://www.nsopr.gov/ , or use Sexoffender.com ( http://www.sexoffender.com/search.html ). To see if someone is on parole, check out the Adult Probation and Parole Directory: http://www.appa-net.org/directory/ These are perhaps the easiest available records to use. Please also check out The Virtual Chase website ( http://www.virtualchase.com/resources/criminal_records.html ), which provides additional information about searching criminal records, including links to state criminal records and some international databases. Be sure to read "Not All Criminal Records Are Created Equal:" http://www.virtualchase.com/articles/criminal_checks.html Finally, there are some websites that offer national criminal background checks for a fee. These include: * US SEARCH: http://www.ussearch.com/consumer/index.jsp * Public Record Search: https://www.publicrecords-search.com/servlet/service * Intelius: http://find.intelius.com/criminal-check.html? * Net Detective: http://www.netdetective.net/ Please note that these websites use public records, and public records aren't 100% complete. Kind regards, Kriswrite RESEARCH STRATEGY: find criminal record
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The answer focused on convicted criminals with emphasis on sexual offenders. Perhaps that is the only information available in which case the Researcher did the best possible. I thought that there are many "bad boys" out there the names of which might be on the Internet. They might include those arrested, fired, reprimanded, etc. Essentially a person who you would not to hire to a position of trust.
Re: Bad Boys
From: myoarin-ga on 04 Jul 2006 03:14 PDT
Gollum9701, I disagree with your rating comment. Sexual offenders are the only specific offense mentioned relative to the links posted in Kriswrite's answer. The other sites are of general nature. Furthermore, including "those arrested, fired, reprimanded" goes beyond the scope of what websites could include. Maybe most people are arrested justifiably, but arrest, per se, is not grounds for labeling someone a "bad boy"; nor are being fired or reprimanded, purely civil matters. That is what employers' references are for. "Violations of other norms", in the original question, is a very subjective definition. Just an example: marrying a person of a different religion, color or nationality could violate some peoples' norm. Regards, Myoarin
Re: Bad Boys
From: kriswrite-ga on 04 Jul 2006 10:31 PDT
Hi gollym~ Since you specifically asked for "arrests, convictions, violation of other norms," it seemed you wanted criminal information. I provided not only links for sexual offenders, but all other sorts of criminals. In the future, if you feel a Researcher has misunderstood you, it's best to post a clarification, which allows the Researcher to attempt to find the information you desire. Kriswrite
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