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.