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Criminal Justice: Legal Topics

Collection of resources on criminal justice, law enforcement, and legal topics.

Find information on LEGAL topics with these recommended resources featuring legislation, regulations, laws, and statutes, primarily in Tennessee.

Legal Codes (free online versions)

Legal codes are a code of laws adopted by a state or nation. These links are to reputable government or government recommended sites. These sites while reputable may not be deemed the "official" version of the code.

Law Databases in the Library

The emphasis of these library subscription databases is the law. You may find periodicals, both magazines and journals, on legal topics in other library databases.

Tennessee Legal Information Online

These public legal resources are Tennessee government websites with information on legislation, rules, regulations, and the court system in Tennessee.

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The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.  Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information.  This website contains links to other third-party websites.  Such links are only for the convenience of the reader, user or browser; the Thigpen Library and Volunteer State Community College do not recommend or endorse the contents of the third-party sites.

Readers of this website should contact their attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal matter.  No reader, user, or browser of this site should act or refrain from acting on the basis of information on this site without first seeking legal advice from counsel in the relevant jurisdiction.  Only your individual attorney can provide assurances that the information contained herein – and your interpretation of it – is applicable or appropriate to your particular situation. All liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on the contents of this site are hereby expressly disclaimed.  The content on this posting is provided "as is;" no representations are made that the content is error-free.

Adapted from the American Bar Association, June 12 2023