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Friday, October 08, 2004

Backgrounding with public records:
The Dallas Morning News (in a story co-bylined by researcher Darlean Spangenberger) writes that Texas statewide criminal records are incompete, with as many as 4000 Dallas County records missing information. According to the story, ""Anyone who depends on the state database for a full and accurate check is foolish," said John Bradley, Williamson County district attorney. "
This just reinforces what I try to emphasize in public records/backgrounding training: always back up your research by using county court databases, when available. They will contain details not available in the statewide record, if not records that aren't there.
For review, Genie Tyburski did a great primer on backgrounding last April: To Catch a Thief.

2 Comments:

  • Moving your weblog on Herald to blogspot is a great idea. I suppose you have to change the link placed on top of this page.

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