Vol. 9, No. 6, March 2007

Criminal Law

[Updated 7/09/12]


Wex: Criminal Law

Cornell University and the Legal Information Institute provide this article as part of a collaborative legal encyclopedia. It includes an overview of criminal law, as well as an excellent array of sources covering criminal law, including federal laws, regulations, judicial decisions, international materials, and federal agency information.

The Buffalo Criminal Law Center

The Buffalo Criminal Law Center, hosted by the Buffalo School of Law, provides a website with links to criminal law resources on the Internet. Users can access penal codes, codes of criminal procedure, and criminal legislation, both national and international. A link to Penal Law Web provides access to a comprehensive online digest of American criminal law. Of special interest is the Penal Code Comparer that allows users to compare penal codes by topic side by side on a split screen. Tables of contents, and some articles, from the Buffalo Criminal Law Review (1997-2006) and the New Criminal Law Review (from 2007) are available.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

NCJRS is a federally-sponsored information clearinghouse for people around the country and the world involved with research, policy and practice related to criminal justice. NCJRS hosts one of the largest criminal justice libraries and databases in the world: the NCJRS Abstracts Database. The database includes over 190,000 criminal justice publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, journal articles, books and research reports, and statistics. Users have a choice of searching this abstract database or a collection of over 1,500 full-text publications. Links to other criminal justice sites are provided via this web site, including the FBI, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Justice Institute, and many institutes, associations, and agencies dealing with criminal justice issues.

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

This website provides the defense perspective on a variety of criminal justice issues, from indigent defense, to warrentless wiretapping, to white collar crime. News articles are available on the website and via RSS feed. Past articles from their magazine, The Champion, are available free; current articles are available to members. A member directory allows the public to local criminal defense lawyers, and another directory provides access to affiliate organizations.


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