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Study Aids

Criminal Law Study Aids

Dressler, Criminal Law, 2nd ed. 2010. [Black Letter Series]

Dressler, Understanding Criminal Law, 6th ed. 2012. [Understanding Series]

Dubber, Criminal Law: Model Penal Code, 2002 [Turning Point Series]

Katz, Moore, & Morse, Foundations of Criminal Law, 1999 [Foundations of Law Series]

LaFave, Principles of Criminal Law, 2010. [Concise Hornbook Series]

LaFave, Criminal Law, 5th ed. 2010. [West Hornbook Series]

Levenson, The Glannon Guide to Criminal Law, 3rd ed., 2012.

Low, Criminal Law, 3rd ed. 2007. [Black Letter Series]

Loewy, Criminal Law in a Nutshell, 5th ed. 2009. [Nutshell Series]

Podgor, Henning, & Cohen, Mastering Criminal Law, 2008. [Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series]

Singer & La Fond, Criminal Law: Examples and Explanations, 6th ed. 2013. [Examples and Explanations Series]


Other Fun Places

BNA Reporters

  • Criminal Law Reporter (BNA) - Published weekly, reports significant developments, trends, and emerging patterns in criminal law.
  • White Collar Crime Reporter (BNA) - Published biweekly, reports legal developments affecting the prosecution and defense of fraud and other white collar crimes.



  •     Capital Defense Weekly
  •     Crime and Consequences
  •     CrimProf Blog
  •     Judging Crimes
  •     Sentencing Law and Policy
  •     White Collar Crime Prof Blog


Law Journals

  •     American Criminal Law Review
  •     American Journal of Criminal Law
  •     Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law (formerly Boalt Journal of Criminal Law and California Criminal Law Review)
  •     Crime and Justice
  •     Criminal Law Forum
  •     Georgetown Law Journal - Annual Review of Criminal Procedure
  •     Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology
  •     Journal of International Criminal Justice
  •     New Criminal Law Review
  •     New England Journal on Criminal & Civil Confinement
  •     Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law
  •     Western Criminology Review


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