Written by legal scholars and practitioners, treatises provide current, in-depth analysis of an area of law and include citations to relevant sources, including case law, statutes, regulations, and law journal articles.
Federal criminal laws are codified in Title 18 of the United States Code.
Title 28 (Judicial Administration) includes most regulations relating to criminal law.
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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.
50-state surveys can provide all states' statutes on a given topic.