To help facilitate access to the State Law Library's print legal resources, our librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject.
» Texas Titles
Criminal laws of Texas
Latest received: 2019-2021. Texas District & County Attorneys Association. c1998-.
"Case cites, practice tips, and charts based on years of questions from Texas prosecutors follow the statutes in this soft-bound book. This publication reflects all 2019 legislative changes and includes the Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure, Controlled Substances Act, juvenile and protective order portions of the Family Code, and Rules of Evidence." - from the publisher
KFT 9206 C7
O'Connor's annotated criminal codes plus
Latest received: 2019-2020 Edition. Jones McClure Pub., Inc. c1997-.
"...an essential resource for the Texas criminal law attorney, containing all the statutes used most in practice plus carefully selected annotations from leading court opinions. A dozen quick-reference charts covering punishment enhancements, lesser included offenses, criminal penalties, and more are included, as well as timetables for filing various types of appeals." - from the publisher
KFT 9205.99 S4
O'Connor's Texas crimes & consequences
Latest received: 2019-2020 edition. By Dupont, T. B. Todd. Jones McClure Pub.. c2005-.
"...a compilation of easy-to-use charts summarizing critical areas of Texas criminal law, including punishment ranges, defenses, limitations, parole eligibility, and evidentiary matters, among others. Packed with almost 100 detailed charts, Texas Crimes & Consequences is the ultimate quick-reference guide for busy attorneys, judges, law enforcement officers, and more." - from the publisher
KFT 9206 T6
Punishment & probation
Latest received: 2019-2021 Edition. By Beckham, Diane. Texas District & County Attorneys Association. c2014-.
Complete with charts that spell out potential sentencing options for different types of offenses, Punishment & Probation describes the application of Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 42 and new Chapter 42A for sentencing, community supervision, deferred adjudication, and pretrial diversion.
KFT 9750 B4
Latest received: 2019-2021. By Texas. Texas District & County Attorneys Association. 1997-.
A comprehensive collection of Texas criminal offenses as located through out the entirety of the Statutes and Code [i.e. not simply just those listed in the Penal Code]. Offenses are organized by their code and applicable citations are provided along with a concise description of the crime.
KFT 9206 T44
Texas criminal law
Latest received: Nov. 2017 Pocket parts. By Charlton, Michael B. West Group. 2nd ed. 2001-.
The second edition of the title is a reference tool covering the Texas Penal Code and recent criminal case law. It includes discussion of burden of proof, multiple prosecutions, party liability, defenses and punishment, in addition to preparatory offenses, assaultive offenses, family offenses, property offenses, theft, fraud, bribery, perjury, among others.
KFT 209 T4 V. 6
» Federal/General Titles
ABA standards for criminal justice, pretrial release
American Bar Association. 3rd ed. c2007.
"This publication contains the "black letter" ABA Criminal Justice Standards on Pretrial Release approved by the House of Delegates in 2002, the history and a discussion of the rationale for each Standard, and updated references to relevant case law, legislation, literature, and research." - from the publisher
KF 9223.4 A942
Corporate crime & financial fraud : Legal and financial implications of corporate misconduct
By Weismann, Miriam F. American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section. c2012.
"...examines the financial and legal consequences of corporate crime while delving into a broader perspective for the practitioner on the motivations of corporate crime, the financial schemes involved, what the law prohibits, how to engage in effective damage control and more." - from the publisher
KF 9351 W451
Criminal defense ethics 2d : Law and liability
Latest received: 2017. Thomson/West. 2nd ed. c2002-.
"This single-volume resource reviews the underlying ground rules and the range of resolutions applicable to particular ethical and legal dilemmas. Coverage includes forfeiture of legal fees, abuse of the subpoena process, liability in malpractice suits, and conflicts of interest. Discusses disqualification motions, ineffective assistance of counsel, and trial publicity and other public statements. Identifies attorney fee issues; ethical codes and professional discipline; criminal defense malpractice; and accepting, declining, and withdrawing from representation. Also addresses simultaneous conflicts of interest, professional restrictions, and obligations." - from the publisher
KF 308 C75
Criminal law defenses
Latest received: POCKET PTS 2017. By Robinson, Paul H. West. 1984.
This two-volume Criminal Practice Series examines the potentials and limitations of more than 60 defenses. Cites and discusses criminal law defense statutes. Covers substantive defenses as recognized by the statutory and case law of every state. Topics include public policy defenses, excuse defenses, and nonexculpatory public policy defenses. For those states without criminal law defense statutes, the author examines case law that accepts or rejects various defense theories. Also contains exhaustive citations to secondary sources, as well as references to proposed model codifications.
KF 9240 R6
Criminal law forms
By Vercammen, Kenneth A. American Bar Association, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division. .
Designed, "...to help represent persons charged with criminal and traffic offenses. Detailed instruction and valuable insight is offered beginning with the initial contact with the client, to walking into the courthouse, and managing the steps that follow. Two hundred and ten modifiable forms help make criminal lawyers more efficient and productive, while also reducing the chance for mistakes." - from the publisher
KF 9216 V47
Cultural issues in criminal defense
By Appiah, Ama N. Juris Publishing. 4th ed. c2015.
This title serves as a complete reference guide for the criminal defense lawyer faced with representing an individual with a culture, nationality, or ethnic background that's different from their own. Practice tips and citations to precedent-setting cases are included alongside discussions of interviewing immigrant clients, the need for qualified interpreters, the immigration consequences of a conviction, and special sentencing issues.
KF 9646 C85
Fundamentals of criminal investigation
By O'Hara, Charles E. C.C. Thomas. 7th ed. c2003.
A guide for criminal investigators covering investigation procedures based on offense type. Chapters are organized in a manner that follows the investigative process, covering everything from the initial crime scene through giving court testimony. Provides insight into the practices of obtaining, reproducing, and identifying information.
KF 9219 O37
Media coverage in criminal justice cases : What prosecutors and defenders should and should not say
American Bar Association. 2013.
"This comprehensive, practical book addresses the major media issues facing criminal lawyers. Chapters focus on strategy and tactics, media consultants, the risks and benefits of media communication, how such social science can be used in court, how to act as a media commentator for cases in the press, and more." - from the publisher
KF 9223.5 M43
Model penal code : Sentencing : proposed final draft
By American Law Institute. Executive Office, American Law Institute. 2017.
The proposed final draft — which was approved in May 2017 — of the American Law Institute's re-examination of its sentencing provisions since the 1962 Model Penal Code.
KF 9685 A424 A15 P.F.D.
Model penal code : Sexual assault and related offenses : tentative draft
Latest received: T.D. No. 3 (2017). The American Law Institute. -.
Tentative drafts for the re-examination of Article 213 of the Model Penal Code, which was ahead of its time when approved by American Law Institute in 1962, but is now outdated and no longer a reliable guide for legislatures and courts.
KF 9325 M63 T.D.
Model penal code and commentaries : Official draft and revised commentaries
By American Law Institute. American Law Institute. 1985.
"The original Model Penal Code, completed in 1962, stimulated the widespread revision and codification of the substantive criminal law of the United States. Thirty-four State codifications or revisions have now drawn upon the model as have sustained congressional efforts to produce a Federal criminal code. The areas of penal law involving offenses against property and those against the family are addressed in volume two of this revision. Major subject categories include arson, criminal mischief, and other property destruction; burglary and other criminal intrusion; theft and related offenses; forgery and fraudulent practices; and offenses against the family." - from NCJRS
KF 9219 A74
O'Connor's federal criminal rules & codes plus
Latest received: 2019 Edition. Jones McClure Pub. 2010-.
"...provides the annotated Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, and more. The book also includes other federal rules, Title 18 U.S.C., selections from the Sentencing Guidelines, and selections from many other U.S.C. titles that provide for offenses or relate to criminal procedure." - from the publisher
KF 9606.99 D568
Search and seizure : A treatise on the Fourth Amendment
Latest received: 2019-2020 Pocket parts. By LaFave, Wayne R. West. 5th ed. c2012.
LaFave continues to be the “go to” source for guidance on the interpretation and application of Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution. Volume 1 covers the exclusionary rule and other remedies and protected areas and interests. Volume 2 covers probable cause, and search warrants. Volume 3 covers seizure and search of persons and personal effects, entry and search of premises and search and seizure of vehicles. Volume 4 covers consent searches and stop and frisk and similar lesser intrusions. Volume 5 covers inspections and regulatory searches and Volume 6 includes coverage of the administration of the exclusionary rule and tables of cases, statutes and rules, secondary authority and the index.
KF 9630 L3
Substantive criminal law
Latest received: 2019-2020 Pocket parts. By LaFave, Wayne R. Thomson/West. 3rd edition. 2017.
"...analyzes the law in terms of case law and statutory law via the Model Penal Code. Text focuses on the ways specific crimes and general principles of criminal law are defined by state statutes and interpreted by the courts. Extensive discussion of the Model Penal Code provides accurate assessment of the statutory particulars of each state, as well as their probable ramifications. Text covers general considerations, sources and general limitations, and basic premises of substantive criminal law. Explores responsibility, justification, and excuse. Also reviews anticipatory offenses, parties, crimes against the person, and crimes relating to property." - from the publisher
KF 9219 L35
Team defense in criminal cases
By Lyon, Andrea D. American Bar Association. .
This title describes the classic defense team: the diligent attorney and the intrepid investigator à la Perry Mason and Paul Drake. The authors are such a team and they provide concrete tips on the business side of working together including tracking the progress of the case and working in tandem to build a comprehensive defense. They stress the importance of communication throughout the title. Taking the care and time to ensure effective communication with clients enables you to elicit all the facts of the case. This two-way communication forms the basis of trust in the attorney-client relationship. Communication is also important in obtaining the trust of witnesses to enable credibile testimony. Appendices include worksheets and motions to consider.
KF 9619 L966