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Criminal Law & Procedure

A guide designed to provide students with sources related to criminal law and procedure.


This guide is intended to help someone interested in criminal law and procedure begin their research. Criminal substantive law and procedural law are two different topics that are often discussed together, so we have put them together in this guide. There is a focus on federal law resources in this guide, but a page is dedicated to Florida criminal law. 

Since this topic is so vast, this is a list of current hot topics that might interest you.

  • Human Trafficking 
  • Drug Crime Policy
  • Cannabis
  • Mental Health Needs in the Criminal Justice System
  • Law Enforcement 
  • Alternatives to Incarceration and Juvenile Detention Reform
  • Civil and Constitutional Law
  • Child Support and Incarceration
  • DNA and Forensics


(List taken from National Conference of State Legislatures)

Last Updated: October 14, 2022