Visit the Law Student Study Aids section of the Law Library for books that provide definitions and explanations of criminal law topics.
In addition to these hornbooks, flashcards and audio CDs are available at circulation.
Law students will need to log-in with their Westlaw or LexisNexis usernames and passwords. For a more complete listing click here.
The Model Penal Code (MPC) is a proposed criminal code drafted by the American Law Institute. Since its creation in 1962, it has influenced a number of states to update and standardize their penal codes. The current form of the MPC was last updated in 1981.
The MPC is not law in any jurisdiction of the United States; however, it has served as a basis for the replacement of existing criminal codes in over two-thirds of the states, and many states have adopted portions of the MPC.
The Law Library has a number of books devoted to criminal law. These are great resources to utilize when picking a topic or starting your research.
These are some general search suggestions. You can narrow your search by using a more specific term such as "Habeas Corpus" either with "criminal law" or alone. In general, call numbers for Criminal Law are in the range of KF 9219 and Criminal Procedure are in KF 9619.
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