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Criminal Law: Laws & Regulations



Federal criminal laws are codified in Title 18 of the United States Code. Sources include:


State laws governing crimes and punishments are found in an individual state's statutory code. To locate state criminal code sections, consult the index to your state's annotated code and look for relevant terms such as crime, crimes, crimes and offenses, criminal, felony, misdemeanor, punishment, etc. and/or words that describe the subject of the crime, such as homicide, burglary, assault, etc.

The print version of the state statutory codes are located on the 3rd Floor of the Law Library.



Most regulations pertaining to Criminal Law are located in Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Sources include:


To locate state regulations on your topic, consult the index or table of contents for your state’s administrative code.

The print version of the state administrative codes are shelved on the 3rd Floor with the state materials.