- Hire a private investigator to find out everything about the boyfriend. A private investigator is expensive, but often can get information from a wide range of sources, including the boyfriend's past acquaintances and his normal activities.
- A search engine search will often have a wide range of information about individuals online. If the boyfriend is a criminal, his name might come up on state or federal prison websites with a mug shot and standing in the court, such as a pending trial. Prisons will have information available as part of public records which usually shows a picture.
Criminal Background Public Records Search
- Online tools are designed specifically for looking up criminal records of all states and federal systems. The websites will vary in how much information they give and search methods, but it usually requires a name and city at the least. It is possible to look only through state records or to look through all of the records in every state. Keep in mind that some names are similar or common and there might be several people who come up as a match.
Ask Your Boyfriend
- The easiest way to find out information about a boyfriend is directly asking him. Tell him the reasons for suspiciousness, such as odd behavior or anything weird that has happened since starting dating and ask him if there is anything he thinks you should know about. If he committed a crime and feels guilty about the crime, he might tell about it. This is not a sure way to know, but it is an option.