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Background checks...

Skipper

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I'm completely unfamiliar with this kind of thing...help. I'm mostly interested in criminal records/activity...
 

MalGlo

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i had a gf who's dad was a cop..he did a background check on me when i started to date her

told me so, too :)
 

djcheezwhiz

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a lot of companies will conduct thorough background checks which involves a few steps...

1- credit & reference check - look at credit bureau, contact previous employers

2 - criminal check - usually conducted through the rcmp, but gives details on any convictions etc...

most companies use third parties to conduct these background checks...

jc
 

djcheezwhiz

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^^i know if something comes back you can go to a police station and have them provide you with the information...due to privacy legislation, companies usually have to get your consent before doing any background checks, so it's not readily accessible to the public...

jc
 
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Temper Tantrum

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For the last serious job i interviewed for i had to sign a release of criminal information consent form or something like that so they could see my my police file or whatever.

(not that i have one so it would have been a blank report but you get the idea)

the point is we all had to signs something.

~allie~
 

The Tesseract

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Originally posted by MalGlo
i had a gf who's dad was a cop..he did a background check on me when i started to date her
told me so, too :)
I'd laugh if a gf's dad did that on me.
"So, what did you find? NOTHING??"

I kept my nose, perceptually clean as a kid.
Still do i guess.
 

MalGlo

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ya it was pretty funny at the time.. i was such a model kid so like i was worried about anything :) total intimidation factor though :D
 

the_fornicator

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Originally posted by Skipper
Is a criminal record generally accessible to the public?
every individual can see their criminal record check by applying for one. I think they can either email, fax, or mail in an application (I forget where though... pretty sure the RCMP).

that piece of paper that is returned to you is exactly what your (potential) employer sees.

I have don't know the specific rules or regulations as to how they (i.e not the individual in particular) can obtain information about another person. I'm sure there's a regulating body in the midst of things.
 
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The Tesseract

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Originally posted by MalGlo
ya it was pretty funny at the time.. i was such a model kid so like i was worried about anything :) total intimidation factor though :D
I guess you have to be paranoid under such circumstances...

What's funny is, i had one GF who was in college to become a legal clerk, and her dad asked her (when i was up at her folks place) if he could do a background check on himself.

he was a trucker, and he was getting hassled about some stupid shit at a border crossing in eastern ontario, but he was fine at the Falls and Detroit.
 

Skipper

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Originally posted by daddyiwantchocolate
Signed approval for investigation is all it takes.
If I were going to ask for approval from this person,I'd just ask him what this big secret is that he has been keeping from me. I'm pretty sure he would tell me; I don't want to ask outright because I'd rather know what it is, and then decide if its worth stirring up an already fragile relationship.
 
Ah, I see.

Ok, so you're looking to be able to go to some sort of idea as to whether there's a criminal record/report somewhere but you don't want to have to ask the person outright (right?)

I'm sure some records are a matter of public record but I also know that certain criminal infractions (if found not guilty) can be expunged from these records with the help of a lawyer and after a period of time.

Actually, I'm probably talking out of my ass, sorry - I thought you were asking re: employment, in which case I'm *sure* the only way we can look into criminal history is with express signed consent.

I'd pm ev - he might know more on the subject given his work. Or you could try calling a firm and see what it would cost you to have them look up everything available (public record) on your behalf?
 

Skipper

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There's a possibility that the "incident" may be discussed in popular law journals and such. Which is why I'm wondering what the fuck it is.

I'm almost positive that it is something involving the law.
 
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