Here are few tips on how you can run your own background search on a person's criminal record: (1) Check out your local or district court registry for any possible criminal conviction against the person in question. You could also visit your city's public registry and get all sorts of public records retrieved from there. You might be charged a small fee for conducting the search. If you want to know more about this, check out Criminal Background Check. (2) Check with your local police department if the person has a police or arrest record. For this, you will have to fill in a request for information form and pay a nominal fee. (3) Browse the Federal Prisons Bureau website to check if the person has some criminal records. This website has an online database where you can search the desired information on a person who has been imprisoned in a federal prison. (4) In order to check if the person has been imprisoned in a state prison, you can browse online and check the various State penitentiary websites. Alternately, you can request this information directly from the prison facility itself. (5) In order to find out if a person has criminal records pertaining to sexual offences, you should check with the online sex offender registry database of the state; alternatively you can visit the nearest sex offender registry department in your community. In the absence of a local sex offender registry department in your area, you can get the information from your local police department. Some free websites have also been created by concerned citizens that provide free information about a sex abuser's criminal history, the nature of the sex crime perpetrated and where the person is currently residing in the community. But you cannot be fully sure about the authentic of these sites in providing you correct and updated information related to criminal records. For more info, visit Criminal Background Check.