Criminal Law Types



  • HG: Criminal Law – Links to criminal code for all 50 states. Also links to international resources, articles, and other information.
  • Penal Law – Comprehensive online digest of American criminal law. Links to statutes, cases, and analysis.
  • Theories of Criminal Law – Excellent essay from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Types of crimes


  • PoliceOne – Comprehensive site for law enforcement information. Links to Police Products (articles and reviews of law enforcement equipment) as well as Research Topics (e.g., terrorism, SWAT, gangs, and evidence collection).
  • – News, features, forums, and more. The law center links to statutes, regulations, and more (e.g., office of the attorney general) for all 50 states.
  • Forensic Science Resources – Bibliography and reference guide to forensic science evidence.

Criminal justice

Criminal defense

  • Criminal Defense Lawyer – Links to general and state-specific criminal defense resources.
  • Crimelynx – Huge collection of links for legal research, forensics, experts, investigations, public policy, and more.
  • Practitioner’s Corner – Hundreds of links for the defense practitioner, organized by topic.

Death penalty


Associations & agencies

Journals, news & articles

  • American Criminal Law Review – Georgetown University’s oft-cited law review. Lists articles published in each issue, though they are not in full text.
  • The Advocate – Journal of criminal justice education and research. Full text archives back to 1978.
  • CNN – Legal and crime-related news from CNN.
  • Crime Time – Links to high-quality blogs and news sources pertaining to criminal law.

Research guides