Fingerprints Versus Name-Based Background Checks
Posted Thursday, June 30th, 2016 by Verified Volunteers Staff
Many legislators and organizations view FBI and state fingerprint checks as the gold standard of background screening. Our new report shows that this is a misconception.
The report, “Fingerprints vs. Name-Based Background Checks: And the Winner Is…,” details flaws with fingerprint background checks that negatively impact both organizations and volunteers. In fact, it says these well-documented flaws are so significant that fingerprint checks should not be an organization’s sole method for identifying whether volunteer applicants have criminal records. Click the PDF for the full report.