Understanding and applying laws and legal precedents in the legal system of the United States is key to the American Criminal Justice system, and many criminal justice topics will rely on information about Legal systems. The following resources can help you understand Legal Systems from a broad perspective. Be aware of your geographic focus and seek out resources that match. These resources can help you narrow your topic, learn about the language used to describe topics, and get you up to speed on the major advancements in this field.
Research in U.S. Legal System & Laws utilizes core Criminal Justice resources and legal and political science resources. You may find it helpful to search the following databases for your research.
Please see the FAQ: How do I search for legal cases on a specific topic? For example, how do I find New Hampshire legal cases about breach of contract? for more information.