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Criminal law and procedure is derived from many sources. Some of the main (federal) sources include the United States Constitution, the United States Code, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, and the Federal Rules of Evidence. Since the majority of criminal actions are heard in state court, researchers often need to consult the case law, statutes, and rules of procedure of particular states. This LibGuide highlights resources that may be useful for obtaining information regarding criminal law and procedure. In addition, it highlights secondary resources that can assist with the location of primary sources of law in North Carolina.
At our online catalog, use the pulldown menu and search for the following subject headings to find relevant material in the NCCU Law Library collection:
While users of this guide are advised to browse the various tabs and find the sources which best suit their needs, these treatises are considered the best in their respective fields: