It's trickier to choose a single starting point for researching Federal Criminal Law. Because it is more specialized in nature, you can often find helpful treatises focusing on specific topics or statutes within Federal Criminal Law, such as Banking Crime and National Security Law: some of these are included below.
Secondary Sources like these describe and explain the law, which makes them an ideal entryway for researching an issue or topic. For a more complete selection of the library's secondary sources on Federal Criminal Law, check out the tab below. For a look at the library's entire collection of treatises, here's our Treatise Finder. If these treatises seem too detailed, consider a legal encyclopedia. For help with secondary sources more generally, check out our Secondary Sources Guide. If you want an overview for a law school class, study aids are your best choice.