Many legislators and organizations view FBI and state fingerprint checks as the gold standard of background screening. Our new report shows that this is a misconception.

The report, “Fingerprints vs. Name-Based Background Checks: And the Winner Is…,” details flaws with fingerprint background checks that negatively impact both organizations and volunteers. In fact, it says these well-documented flaws are so significant that fingerprint checks should not be an organization’s sole method for identifying whether volunteer applicants have criminal records. Click the PDF for the full report.