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Criminal record checks

There are two types of criminal record checks in Massachusetts: a name-based criminal record check and a fingerprint-supported criminal record check.

A name-based criminal record check (CORI) returns information on available Massachusetts arraignments. This type of criminal record check is done by submitting the name and date of birth for a person. That information is then searched against Massachusetts court records to determine if there is a possible record for that person. This type of criminal record check contains only Massachusetts information and is not fingerprint supported.

A fingerprint-supported criminal record check returns information on arrests made in Massachusetts and possibly in other states. This type of criminal record check is done by matching the fingerprints of a person against fingerprints collected by Massachusetts and other states. 

What is included in a Massachusetts criminal record check?

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