Broken Records Redux: How Errors by Criminal Background Check Companies Continue to Harm...

Because errors in background checks are common and have life-changing consequences, federal and state elected officials should do more to clarify regulations for background checking companies and ensure they are held accountable. This updated report from the National Consumer Law Center details what leads to errors in background checks, the negative consequences inaccurate background check information has for people applying for jobs and housing, and needed policy responses.


Nelson, A. (2019). Broken Records Redux: How Errors by Criminal Background Check Companies Continue to Harm Consumers Seeking Jobs and Housing (p. 56). National Consumer Law Center. https://www.nclc.org/images/pdf/criminal-justice/report-broken-records-redux.pdf

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