Checking Criminal Antecedents of a Prospective Employee

What is Criminal Verification?
When you are hiring someone for your company or business, you need to be sure that the person is an honest and forthright person, and the only way to do this is by using criminal verification services in India. Criminal verification services in India include hiring the services of a professional organization to look into that person’s past criminal history, without infringement of civil rights.

Police Verification: Criminal verification services in India work in conjunction with the police, because they can supply important and pertinent facts about any FIR’s lodged at local stations. Nowadays, police verification is quite sensitive and widely accepted as a very important part of criminal verification, particularly in industries like Transport, Guarding, as well as Education. In normal circumstances, a special investigation team from the criminal verification services in India pays a visit to the Police department, to try and obtain any antecedents of crime by the person concerned.

Court Record Check: These are done to see if there is any on-going case which the candidate is fighting in court, including the High Court as well as the Supreme Court. The reason for doing so is that there are a rising numbers of defaulters at large, as well as fraudsters, and employers need to screen them out while selecting a suitable person. Criminal verification services in India can be only carried out by a leading law firm which is registered with the Bar Council of India.

What Constitutes A Criminal Record?
When criminal verification services in India checks a person’s criminal records, it is examined for all non-expunged offenses and also can include traffic offenses, including speeding and drunk driving. Again, misdemeanors are a smudge on a person’s records, and thought they have much lighter punishments meted out; they stay on record for the person’s entire lifetime. The thoroughness of the check also plays a part, though minor.

Some important definitions;

  • Misdemeanor: Offenses with sentences of 15 days to a year.
  • Violation: Non-criminal offenses carrying sentence no exceeding 15 days.
  • Felony: A criminal offense for which the individual can be sentenced for periods exceeding one year.

The Scene in India: Criminal verification services in India mostly depend on police report verification. The challenges faced include the absence of a centralized criminal database. This makes it difficult, and at some time impossible for criminal verification services in India to effectively track down the antecedents of a certain person whose past is a bit shady, yet who has no existing records. In these cases it is recommended to let the candidate go, instead of risking it. The police force is also quite understaffed and overburdened as well. Lacking a technological setup, and relying mostly on paperwork, it takes time for a request to get through for a check, and these files and folders dot have security. The last factor to consider for criminal verification services in India is compliance with the global rules. Many a time, information is acquired through unscrupulous means and this is something worrying.

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