Does your candidate have a criminal record history?
A criminal record can directly affect an individual’s ability to perform in a role. An employer may refuse to employ a person on the basis of a criminal record if it is related to the job on offer. For example, few employers would want to hire an accountant who has been convicted for stealing money from a previous employer or a child care worker who has a history of sexual offences. In addition, employers may be held accountable for the criminal or harmful actions of their employees.
A criminal history record search is a search of a recognized police service records and/or court files and reveals disclosable court outcomes for offences excluding spent convictions. Spent conviction legislation allows the criminal records of offenders to be amended by removing some offences after a period of time. The idea behind spent convictions schemes is to allow former offenders to ‘wipe the slate clean’ after a certain period of time.
Each jurisdiction has its own processes for recording, storing and expunging of details of court conviction and criminal history information
Reported Criminal Activity
Does the candidate have any reported criminal activity?
Where a criminal history record search is not available due to legal restrictions or lack of resources within a country, a reported criminal activity search is conducted as a next best alternative.