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Criminal Law Course Guide

Primary Authority

Statutory Research Sources

Federal Crime and Criminal Procedure primary sources:

Tennessee Crime and Criminal Procedure primary sources:


Case Research

West Digest Topics

Legal researchers use West digest topics to locate cases relating to a specific subject area. This guide lists some West Digest Topics that may be useful to conduct case research in the subject area of Criminal Law. To locate these and other possibly useful West Digest Topics, please visit West's Key Number System on Westlaw Precision.

  • Criminal Law (110)

Examples of specific crime topics:

  • Arson (36)
  • Assault and Battery (37)
  • Bribery (63)
  • Fraud (184)
  • Homicide (203)
  • Sex Offenses (352H)
  • and others: see list of topics.