A background check from the Department of Justice
A background check from the Department of Justice is authorized by California statute, the DOJ has processed State of California and FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) fingerprint-based background checks for several decades. While all criminal background check requests must be authorized by statute, some might be mandatory while others are permissive.
Department of Justice
A primary federal criminal investigation and enforcement agency.
What are background checks used for?
Why use a background check?
While background checks are regularly requested by employers on job candidates for employment screenings, such as in a school, hospital, financial institution,courthouse, airport, and government. These checks are administered by a government agency for a fee, but can also be handled by private companies.
The results of a background check from the Department of Justice typically include credit history, past employment verification, and criminal history.
These checks are often used by employers as a means of judging a job candidate’s past mistakes, fitness,and character to identify potential hiring risks for security and safety reasons. Also a background check can also used to thoroughly investigate potential government employee in order to be given a security clearance.
In the United States, the Brady Bill requires criminal checks for those wanting to buy handguns from licensed firearms dealers.
Checks are also required for those working in positions with special security concerns, such as trucking, ports of entry, and airports (including airline transportation).