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Criminal Law Research Guide

Why Treatises?

A good treatise is an invaluable starting point for legal research because you are reading an expert's in-depth discussion of a legal topic. This can provide context and a framework for your research, and it can also point you to important statutes and case law. 

See below for a selection of some of the major criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence treatises.  A search in your library catalog may lead you to many more resources, as can browsing the criminal resources on platforms like Lexis and Westlaw.

National/federal treatises on criminal law and criminal procedure

National and federal treatises on criminal evidence