If you have a new neighbor moving on your block and you know their first and last name you can conduct a people search. It can be done secretly over the Internet from the comfort of the couch. It will also tell if they have any criminal records on file.
When there are children living in the neighborhood the last thing anyone wants is a criminal moving in that could harm the children. The Internet has opened up doors to the public that once were not viewable by anyone but law enforcement. These open doors can now show you just about anything you would like to know about a person.
A good place to start your search at is the local courthouse. No you do not have to go there and dig through piles of paper. Most courthouses are now located on line and have made the website user friendly so you can move around like a pro. Most will have a public search link that you just click on. Then type the last name of the person and hit enter. When the screen comes up it will have everyone listed with that same last name that has been convicted of a crime in that courthouse. Find their first name and you can see their date of birth, what sex they are, and a case number. Just click the case number and now you can see what they were charged with, what year they were charged and how they pled.
Another good place to obtain criminal records is with the Department of Corrections. There is one listed for every state in the U.S. Just click the offender link where you will be directed to an inquiry page. Here you list all the information that is known about the person in question then hit enter and wait for the results. It will quickly search the database and display any results for you to look at.
A people search for criminal records will put your mind to ease when you can learn more about the person in question. If they are a sex offender then the neighborhood needs to know about it especially when there are young kids and women living in the neighborhood. These records are in place for the public to view at anytime. They are not however there to be abused with the information that was obtained. Do a quick search and see what you can learn today.