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Criminal Law and Procedure: Archived August 2020

This LibGuide highlights secondary sources that may be useful for obtaining background information regarding criminal law/procedure. In addition, it features secondary sources that can assist with the location of primary sources of law in North Carolina.

Introduction to Criminal Law and Procedure

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.

Locating Materials in the NCCU Law Library Collection

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:

Arrest -- North Carolina
Arrest - United Sates
Criminal investigation -- North Carolina
Criminal law -- North Carolina
Criminal law -- United States
Criminal law
-- United States -- Examinations, questions, etc.

Criminal procedure -- North Carolina

Criminal procedure -- United States
Habeas Corpus
Forms (Law)
-- North Carolina

Forms (Law) -- United States
Law -- United States

Searches and seizures -- North Carolina
Trial practice -- North Carolina
Trial practice -- United States

Featured Criminal Law Titles

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: