You've just met a new person and you are considering going into business with that person but in today's climate and atmosphere you are a little concerned about going into business with someone that you haven't had checked out. So you want to know if they have a criminal background. Hello I'm Robert Todd and I'm here to answer the question how do I do a criminal background check. Well there are several ways and many, many services offer the service of conducting criminal background checks and are listed in the yellow pages. Sometimes these services are useful and sometimes they are not very useful and they are a waste of money. Another option is to hire a private investigator, generally these are the best criminal background checks, but they are also the most expensive. And your particular situation may not warrant that expenditure of money. Another way is to simply do it yourself and that's to go on the internet and check out various websites. One of these websites is corrections dot com that will connect you with the various states and their data bases regarding criminal records. I'm Robert Todd and thank you for watching.