Criminal Background Checks: Today’s (1/3/06) Oregonian had a teaser of a story about the perils of pre-employment background checks. It will give you some idea of the complexities of the process. If you think you know everything there is to know about criminal records checking, test your knowledge. Virtual Chase and LLRX offer overviews of the problem. And if you think an article from 2001 is out of date, think again. It’s no easier now than then, especially if you factor in bigger and not better online companies that compile the information with minimum quality control.